California lawmakers will be taking another look at a proposal that would require warning labels on sugary drinks. As Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone in Sacramento explains, the bill is similar to one that failed last year.
The proposal would mandate health advisories on sodas, sweet teas and energy drinks with 75 calories or more per 12 ounces.
Democratic Senator Bill Monning says the evidence of the link between sugar, obesity and diabetes is "rock solid."
A UCLA report suggests more than 40 percent of California’s children have at least one sugary drink a day. As Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone in Sacramento tells us, that rate has declined in recent years, but not for teenagers.
A bill that would impose a tax on soda in California goes before lawmakers in Sacramento this week. Health care reporter Pauline Bartolone says a similar measure failed last session.
The state-wide law would tax sugary drinks such as sodas, energy drinks and sweet teas one cent per fluid ounce. Democratic Senator Bill Monning says something must be done to curb alarming rates of obesity and preventable diabetes.