Oakland May Put Soda Tax On November BallotMembers of the Oakland City Council are asking voters to approve a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that they say will improve the health of the people of Oakland.
UCSF Study: Added Sugar Making Us Sick, But Effects Could Be Reduced In DaysThe added sugar in the average American diet isn’t just making us fat, it’s making us sick, according to new research out of UCSF.
Bay Area Researchers: Cutting Sugar Improves Obese Kids’ Health In 10 DaysA new study from UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo found obese children who reduced their consumption of added sugar were able to improve their health in as little as 10 days.
Orinda Parents Sour Over School District’s Crackdown On SweetsThe relationship between some parents in Orinda and the school district has soured over a debate on sweets in the classroom.
Health Advocates Remake Iconic Coca-Cola Ad Into Serious WarningA watchdog group is trying to shake up consumers' perception of soda with a provocative new ad. It turns the famously sweet Coca-Cola "Hilltop" jingle into a sour reminder with a message about the sugary drink.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of LegislationOn Monday, San Francisco's Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.
Is Taco Bell-Pizza Hut’s Ingredient Re-Branding Creating The Illusion Of Natural Food?The parent company of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are eliminating artificial flavors and colors from some menu items. However, your Mountain Dew Baja Blast and Dorito Loco taco shells will look just as unnaturally colored as ever.
UC Study Finds Drinking Sugary Beverages For Two Weeks Can Boost Heart Disease Risk FactorsIn as little as two weeks, young men and women who drank beverages with high fructose corn syrup showed increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study from researchers at the University of California at Davis.
UCSF Research Finds Sugar Industry Influenced Government Advice On Cavities In 1960s & 70sResearchers at UCSF found the sugar industry worked closely with government scientists in the 1960s and 70s on research to find ways to cut cavities and may have pushed them away from advice urging people to eat less sugar.
San Francisco Pushing Nation's First Soda Warning Label On AdvertisingSan Francisco could become the first city in the country to require warning labels on advertising for soda and other sugary beverages.
Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New GuidelinesIt's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.