Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot

Update: City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Soda Tax on Berkeley Ballot
On Tuesday July 1, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously and enthusiastically to place a soda tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. If voters approve the measure in November, Berkeley would be the first US city to tax sugar-sweetened drinks. BeyondChron published an article busting the beverage industry’s myth that a soda tax is… Read more »

East Bay Express Covers Berkeley Vs. Big Soda

East Bay Express Covers Berkeley Vs. Big Soda
The latest edition of the East Bay Express is out, with a feature on Berkeley’s proposed 2014 ballot measure to place a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. The article outlines the Berkeley Vs. Big Soda campaign as a grassroots effort to stanch rising levels of obesity and diabetes, especially among low-income communities of color.… Read more »

“Fed Up” Movie Now Playing at Bay Area Theaters

"Fed Up" Movie Now Playing at Bay Area Theaters
Everyone, head to the movies! Dubbed “the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see,” this is a documentary on a topic whose time has come: the impact of added sugars on our health. In Berkeley, the movie is showing at California Theatre starting May 23rd. It’s also at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.… Read more »

What Causes Obesity?

What Causes Obesity?
We’ve all heard about the obesity epidemic. It’s a health risk that has widespread consequences, but it’s also preventable. What causes obesity is the key to understanding how we can change course and create better health outcomes for our families. There’s a specific answer that’s been proven: added sugar in our diet. The reason? Added… Read more »

Get Involved in This Campaign for Our Health! Berkeley vs. Big Soda Training and Meeting, 4/26/14

Get Involved in This Campaign for Our Health! Berkeley vs. Big Soda Training and Meeting, 4/26/14
The Ecology Center is proud to support this campaign to improve health in Berkeley, and this Saturday is your chance to get involved! It’s the next meeting of the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition, the community coalition driving the Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign. Join us as a supporter of Berkeley vs. Big Soda – learn… Read more »