Update: Three Sugary Drink-Related Proposals are Gaining Steam in San Francisco


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San Francisco may soon see new legislation that would help Latino kids make healthier drink choices. Studies find that Latinos kids drink more disease-causing sugary drink than their peers.soda_elimination

Three different city proposals are aimed at decreasing sugary drink consumption, especially among children.

One proposal would ban spending city money on sugary drinks. Another would ban sugary drink advertising on city property. The third proposal would place a warning label on any sugary drink ads throughout the City.

“My proposal is to require that sodas and sugary beverages ads have health warnings, very similar to cigarette ads,” said city Supervisor Scott Wiener who is sponsoring the  third bill.

In early June, the land use committee approved recommending the measures be adopted to the full Board of Supervisors.

One or all of the measures could be approved as soon as this week.

Click here to read more about the sugary drink proposals. 

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to approve health warnings on ads for sugary drinks.

San Francisco would be the first place in the country to require such a warning on ads for soda if it receives a second approval from the Board of Supervisors next week and the mayor does not veto it.

Read more here.

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