Calif. Lawmakers Mull Action on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks
On Thursday, members of the state Senate Select Committee on Obesity and Diabetes and the Senate Health Committee heard testimony about sugar-sweetened soft drinks, as the lawmakers consider legislation to address rising obesity rates. Select Committee Chair Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) said that lawmakers wanted to hear ideas from experts on the issue but that they do not yet have a plan moving forward.
- "California Senators Consider Action on Sweetened Beverages" (MacVean, "Booster Shots," Los Angeles Times, 11/5).