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News Conference Wed., Feb. 13: Major Action on Soda and Sugary Drinks to be Announced

 
Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest | Released Feb. 12, 2013
(2/12/2013)
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Health Experts Propose Historic Escalation in Campaign to Reduce Soda-Related Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

WASHINGTON, DC -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Feb. 12, 2013/ -- The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest will unveil a proposal tomorrow regarding the regulation of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The requested action, backed by leading scientists, health and consumer organizations, and municipal health departments, would reduce the incidence of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease connected to soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

Who:

Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Walter Willett, MD, Dr.PH
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Scott I. Kahan, MD, MPH
Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services

What: News conference. Announcement of a major action regarding the regulation of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Visuals include display of large quantity of high-fructose corn syrup and infographics illustrating Americans' sugar consumption.

When: 10:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where: Pew Conference Center, 901 E Street, NW, Washington, DC

Embargo: This advisory is for media planning purposes only.

R.S.V.P.: Space is limited and members of the news media strongly encouraged to register with cpolitano@cspinet.org or 202-777-8316.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies. CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Health letter and by foundation grants.

For more information:
Jeff Cronin: 202-777-8370
Clare Politano: 202-777-8316

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