The Sugary Drinks Wars: A Public Health Perspective

February 18, 2014, 5:00 pm

UCLA School of Law

Credit: Harvard Scool of Public HealthWith increasing awareness of the role of sugary drinks in the obesity epidemic, public health experts, policy makers, and advocates have pursued multiple strategies to reduce their overconsumption—from soda taxes, to public health campaigns, to limits on portion sizes and more.  With the battle against overconsumption being wages everywhere, from state capitol buildings to court rooms to school vending machines across the country and beyond, this panel will discuss policy gains and setbacks, the role of research in advocacy, and what the next front in the war will be.


Moderator: Dr. Paul Simon, Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health


Susan Babey, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Harold Goldstein, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Kim Kessler, UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

The UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy Food Forums are evening events featuring panels, lectures, and presentations on food law and policy topics.  Open to the UCLA community and the general public.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to RSVP, please e-mail The PDF flyer below contains parking information.

PDF flyer: ResnickProgram.Feb18th.SugaryDrinks.

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