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Dr. Harold Goldstein
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Harold Goldstein, DrPH is the Executive Director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, which he founded in 1999. CCPHA is a nationally recognized leader in advocating for public policies to address the social, economic, and community conditions that perpetuate the obesity epidemic. CCPHA has led statewide campaigns resulting in enactment of state laws getting soda and junk food out of schools, getting first-ever funding for school physical education and establishing the nation’s first state menu labeling law. Harold has a bachelor’s degree in physiology from UC Berkeley, and both master’s and doctorate degrees in public health from UCLA.

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Oops! Coke Apologizes After Getting Busted Spending Millions to Manipulate Science

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:38 AM

Like a cat caught with the pet canary in its mouth, the world's largest beverage company has guilt written all over its face. With little feathers still floating all over the house, Coca-Cola wants us to believe it is filled with remorse for spending millions of dollars manipulating science and...

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Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:56 PM

This year, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the war on tobacco. Through a comprehensive campaign that included health warnings, public education, and taxes, anti-tobacco campaigns have stigmatized a deadly habit, saving millions of lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs.

The pivotal point came in 1964 when the...

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The Science Driving a Soda Tax

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Last month the American Heart Association (AHA) praised the new Mexican Soda Tax and called on "U.S. states and communities to enact the (soda) tax as well." The reason for the AHA's bold statement: the accumulation of medical evidence implicating sugary drinks as a major cause of obesity, diabetes, heart...

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Without Real Change, New Coke Ad Bubbles With Hypocrisy

(14) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Coca-Cola's newest advertising campaign invites Americans to "come together" to address what they acknowledge is a leading issue of 2013: obesity. Sweetened by Coca-Cola's trademark of touching images, feel good music and sprinkling of nostalgia, the Atlanta beverage giant makes a play at convincing us that they want to be...

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Kick the Can

(160) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 8:47 AM

It's time to start naming names. So, here goes: Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, Lebron James, David Beckham and Michael Jordan. These are just a few of the athletes and singers who've recently lent (well, OK, sold) their name, cachet, and...

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