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“Soda Politics” Book Launch: An Evening with Marion Nestle | Berkeley

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP highly encouraged.

David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

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Soda and other sugary drinks have long been known to be a leading factor in causing obesity, diabetes, dental disease, and other health problems that plague Americans, yet they remain multi-billion dollar companies with a global reach. In her new book Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), Marion Nestle outlines exactly how soda companies have gained such immense lobbying power in the food industry by targeting youth, the poor, and minority groups to sell their products.

In the past few years, however, soda consumption in the U.S. has actually declined. In Soda Politics Nestle argues that this is the result of successful “good food” and health activism. She outlines these successful strategies (including taxes on sodas, removing sodas from schools and restricting marketing to children, excluding sodas from food stamps, and limiting the sizes of drinks sold), and calls for a greater investment by companies and communities in promoting sports and outdoor entertainment, healthy alternatives to sugary drinks, and more nutrition research.

Join Marion Nestle for a talk about Soda Politics, followed by a reception and book signing.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP highly encouraged.
Categories: Literature
Address: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA