A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.
Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.
It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.
A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.
A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.
The Boy Scouts of America is facing controversy over new rules denying obese Scouts from participating in this year’s National Scout Jamboree.
Researchers say they can predict a newborn baby’s odds of becoming an obese child using a simple new calculation.
Richmond is trying to become the first city in the country to impose a so-called “soda tax.”
The pill Qsymia from Mountain View-based Vivus Inc. was cleared for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.