Opinion: Soda Warning Labels

East Bay Times op-ed about labels and health equity

Big Soda’s unscrupulous blackmailing of the California legislature means that local soda taxes are no longer an option for cities that are looking to protect residents’ health. Fortunately, warning labels on sugary drinks are viable way to reduce childhood obesity and improve health equity, argues VP of law & policy Ben Winig in this East Bay Times op-ed.

“Health warnings are one of government’s best strategies for educating people about the risks of what they consume. In the case of tobacco and alcohol, warning labels have proved not only effective but also legally sound. The same is true for sugary drinks.”

Access the full article on the East Bay Times website.

August 14, 2018