Wednesday, October 29th


Soda Taxes and the Costs of Obesity: A Pre-Election Discussion

Soda taxes are on the ballot in both Berkeley and San Francisco, and the American Beverage Association is spending heavily to defeat the measures. Join Dean Stefano Bertozzi of the Berkeley School of Public Health and a panel of experts on the issue for a lively discussion of the ins and outs of soda taxes and the importance of addressing the increasing societal costs of obesity.

The panelists are: Dr. Kris Madsen, a nutrition expert at the School of Public Health; Berkeley City Councilman Laurie Capitelli, who has been active on the issue; and Fernando Quintero, a communications strategist with the Berkeley Media Studies Group.


School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley



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