Soda: The Series Brings Conversations on
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Berkeley
Soda: The Series offers conversations about sugary drinks and their impact on the health of our families, community, and environment. At six different events, experts will discuss the science of sugary drinks, tactics of the soda industry, and disease prevention efforts.
These events take place in the run-up to the November election, when Berkeley will vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks. Soda: The Series is sponsored by the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition, Ecology Center, Public Health Institute, Prevention Institute, and Small Planet Institute.
Here are two of the upcoming events:
Thursday, September 4, 7–9pm
The Science of Sugar & Its Bitter Impact on Health
2286 Cedar St, Berkeley
Are all calories the same? What’s all the fuss about sugar? Sugary drinks are causing health epidemics and driving up medical costs. Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. John Swartzberg, and other health experts will share the latest research and discuss the impact on our future.
Saturday, September 13, 4:30pm
Soda & Kids: A Predatory Relationship & How We Can Fight Back
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley
One in three kids will develop diabetes, yet kids are drinking more sugar than ever. Learn how sugary drinks affect kids’ health and how the soda industry is targeting kids and people of color to grow their profits. Moderated by Anna Lappé. Kids welcome!
Sponsors: MomsRising, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Berkeley Youth Alternatives, Malcolm X PTA