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A food label that emphasizes fat.

New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.

02/27/2014

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NorCal State Senator Proposes Warning Labels For Sodas, Sugary Drinks

A Northern California state senator is introducing a bill to put warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks sold in the state.

02/13/2014

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2 San Francisco Supervisors Introduce Soda Tax Proposals

Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city.

10/29/2013

soda, soft drinks

Phil Matier: SF Could Soon See ‘Sin Tax’ For Soda

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a ballot measure that would put a tax on sugary drinks. Under his proposal, money from the tax would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for the city’s young people.

10/28/2013

Sweet grapes produced for Grapery (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Can Sweeter Fruit Take Place Of Candy?

Americans spend $29 billion dollars on candy every year. Now, deep in the fields of Bakersfield, there’s a grower who’s trying to take a bite out of that market with new, sweeter kinds of grapes that taste like cotton candy, mango, and lemonade.

08/09/2013

soda, soft drinks

HealthWatch: Soda A Day May Lead To Heart Attacks In Men

Americans consume almost a tenth of their calories by drinking beverages packed with sugar. But a new study reports that men who drink soda or other sugary substances greatly increase their risk of a heart attack.

03/12/2012

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HealthWatch: UCSF Doctor Says It’s Time To Regulate Sugar

A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

02/02/2012

soda, soft drinks

California To Consider Tax On Sugary Sodas

The California state legislature is about to take up a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks with the money raised going to schools to pay for education and children’s health programs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Study Calls Food Labels Deceptive

All over the grocery store, you see products labeled with healthy ingredients. But a recent study released by the Strategic Alliance finds 84 percent of those labels are deceptive.

KPIX 5–01/20/2011

soda, soft drinks

HealthWatch: Sugars May Increase Heart Disease Risk In Teens

A new study suggests on how all that sweet stuff may boost the risk of heart disease in teenagers.

KPIX 5–01/12/2011