1. Soda Tax: The War on Sodas Begins in Berkeley


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    Tax attorney Rob Wood discusses the excise tax recently passed by the city of Berkeley, California on sugary carbonated beverages. A similar tax effort failed in San Francisco. Efforts to limit or ban sodas will probably continue, spurred on by America's expanding waistline. New York City's effort failed, but it will probably try again.

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    • Sugary Drinks: Why the Fuss and What You Can Do


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      Originally Broadcast January 17, 2013 Speakers: Ian Brissette New York State Department of Health Melanie Shefchik, MA, CHES Rockland County Department of Health Sugary drinks, such as regular soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened water, are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of Americans. During 2005-06, adults in the United States consumed, on average, about 46 gallons per year of sugary drinks. Increased consumption of sugary drinks is associated with obesity and being overweight as well as increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This broadcast will discuss the health impact of excess sugary drink consumption, trends in consumption among children and adults in NYS and public opinion about sugary drink policies, and national and state strategies to reduce consumption.

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      • Walk the Talk: People and Institutions Can Do It


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        Dr. Lenna Liu tells her story about walking the talk, from modeling healthy activity for her children and her patients to helping her workplace, Seattle Chidlren's , model healthy nutritional environments. Created with support from Creative Narrations for Mapping Our Voices for Equality, www.mappingvoices.org

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        • Sugary Drinks


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          Most people now know that drinking soda increases obesity. But did you know that taking soda out of schools can have far-reaching effects? Watch this video to find out how.

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