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ONLINE MEDIA ROOM: Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks Bill, SB 203 (Monning)

California's obesity and diabetes epidemic is taking an enormous toll on public health and driving up healthcare costs. 

A vast amount of scientific research shows that soda and other sugary drinks are the single largest factor in the obesity epidemic. Furthermore, liquid sugar has a unique role in contributing to the skyrocketing number of diabetes cases in our state. 

Consumers have a right to know about the unique health problems associated with soda and other sugary drinks. That's why the California Center for Public Health Advocacy is co-sponsoring the sugar-sweetened beverages safety warning. It's a common sense approach to combat this growing health crisis. It provides vital information to California families about the dangers related to what they drink, so they can make informed choices about what they purchase. 

Everything you need to know about this groundbreaking piece of legislation can be found below:

Sign On Your Individual Support here.

Resources:
Bill Language - Introduced

Press Kit (best printed using Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer):
Press Release
Full SB 203 Press Kit
SB 203 Co-Sponsors
SB 203 Fact Sheet (English)
SB 203 Fact Sheet (Spanish)
SB 203 Science Facts
SB 203 Scientific Panel
SB 203 Spokespersons
SB 203-The Label

Images:
Soda 2-Liter with Warning Label
Soda Can with Warning Label
Warning Label Text

For Advocates:
Current List of Support
Model Letter of Organizational Support for SB 203 (Word version)
Sample Letter of Organizational Support to Senator Hernandez
Sample County Support Resolution (Word version)
Sample City Support Resolution (Word version)

Last Updated: March 26, 2015