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2013 and 2014 were watershed years for public health efforts to levy taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. As other locales across the country consider whether such a tax might be right for their community, the Mexico, Berkeley, and San Francisco experiences hold key lessons about winning strategies, the beverage industry's response, and early data about the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on consumption.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Rebecca Berner, El Poder del Consumidor, Directora de Desarrollo InstitucionalMaureen Erwin, Founder, Erwin and MuirXavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy CaliforniaModerator: Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
In this session, experts will provide a local perspective on either implementing and/or assessing a public health campaign aimed at reducing sugary drink consumption or increasing water consumption. Session highlights include an illustration of how healthy beverage media campaigns can be part of an integrated approach to encourage healthier beverage choices in low-income communities and a statewide initiative model to increase awareness on the health impacts of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Hannah Chichester, Junior, Skyline High School, Y StreetSarah Chichester, Junior, Skyline High School, Y StreetHenry Harper, Director of Community Outreach and Development, Virginia Foundation for Healthy YouthMorgan Pareja, Associate, The Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research and EvaluationModerator: Renee Gross, Coordinator of Legal Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (UConn)
Each year, companies spend $150 million marketing (mostly unhealthy) foods and beverages in U.S. schools. Companies have made commitments and USDA has proposed a national school marketing policy. Come hear about what's happening regarding school marketing at the national, state, and local level. Speakers will share best practices, lessons learned, and other resources to support efforts to address unhealthy food marketing in schools.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sabrina Adler, Staff Attorney, ChangeLab SolutionsStephanie Tama-Sweet, Western Region Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association & American Stroke AssociationModerator: Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Effective messages that resonate with parents and mobilize them to action are needed to accelerate progress to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children. This session will share the findings from focus groups representing diverse sets of moms across the country, highlight effective messages to mobilize parents, and discuss how the results can support national, state and local efforts to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Anita Sharma, Researcher, formerly of KRC ResearchMargo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public InterestModerator: Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest