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California Obesity

Californians Are More Worried About Kids' Obesity Than Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

Californians are far more concerned about children becoming obese than using illicit drugs, a Field Poll released today reports. Since voters were ...

Aaron Sankin

Another State Explores The Soda Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In an effort to shrink the waistlines of California citizens, Golden State lawmakers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on all sug...

A Spoonful of Tax (Makes Obesity Go Down)

Christina Palmer, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco
Christina Palmer, M.D.

California is suffering from an epidemic of obesity. We need meaningful, evidence-based changes in our consumption and activity patterns. A soda tax is a small but important step towards changing consumption, and should be part of a multi-faceted approach to combat obesity.

Poll Reveals Californians' Stance On Potential Soda Tax

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

A soda tax? Michael Staitman mulled it over as he stood in a fizzy mecca, gazing at coolers stacked with Dad's, Dr. Brown's and something orange-lemon...

The Obesity Epidemic: Voters Get It. Will Our State Leaders Listen?

Robert Ross | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Robert Ross

The nonpartisan and independent field poll released its annual survey on childhood obesity this week, and it shows once again that Californians understand the severity of the obesity epidemic facing our state.