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Seattle passes tax on sugary drinks

Two great advocacy stories in one week! Thanks to the incredible work of the Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition, the Seattle City Council voted to adopt a 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks that will increase funding for healthy food access, public health, early learning and education programs for communities most affected by the obesity and Type 2 diabetes [...]

Competitive Foods are Winning!

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Education Oregon just became the third State in the Affiliate obtain a Competitive Foods goal win by aligning their school nutrition standards of beverages and snacks sold at school, with the Federal Smart Snacks guidelines. “Competitive Foods” are snacks and beverages available to kids at school outside the USDA’s school meal programs. By aligning the state’s [...]

Working for California’s children and families

A diverse coalition of health groups, led by the American Heart Association, stated its case yesterday at a sugar-sweetened beverage fee press conference at the Sacramento Capitol. WSA Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations Eric Batch (pictured at podium), gave an impassioned plea to protect the health of California’s children and families. On stage were representatives from Choose HEALTH California [...]