A recent meta analysis of many studies on the impact of sugar sweetened beverages concludes that there is a demonstrated direct dose-response relationship between sugar sweetened beverages and long term weight gain and risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
SFCCC supports the sugar sweetened beverage tax in order to discourage consumption of these beverages in favor of healthier foods and drinks AND to generate much needed funds for community and school based health programs that promote active living and healthy eating.
All are encouraged to come to a press conference on June 5, 2013. North East Medical Services (NEMS), one of SFCCC's partner clinics, is hosting:
WHO: California Nurses Association, San Francisco Medical Society, SF Community Clinic Consortium, SF Dental Society, SF Dental Hygienists Association, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
WHAT: Press conference announcing support of medical community for SF sugar sweetened beverage tax ballot measure
WHERE: North East Medical Services, 2574 San Bruno Avenue
WHEN: Thursday, June 5th at 11:00am