2016 SSEW Symposium

February 04, 2016

"The City Council on Tuesday allocated $1.5 million for programs aiming to reduce consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

The one-year infusion will come out of the city's general fund and is roughly equivalent to the projected first-year take from Measure D, the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the distribution of sodas and other sugary beverages approved by Berkeley voters in November 2014 and implemented in early 2015.

February 04, 2016

"Just in time for flailing New Year resolutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture have served up new dietary guidelines, including one of the biggest changes in recent years: For the first time, they’ve placed a clear limit of no more than 10 percent of daily calories from added dietary sugars."

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December 01, 2015

We'd like to congratulate SSEW member Dr. Laura Schmidt on her fascinating talk at TedMed 2015. Click the link below to watch Dr. Schmidt discuss the ways in which the food and beverage industries use sugar to get us hooked on their products.  


March 11, 2015

Thank you very much to all of our wonderful speakers, attendees, and volunteers for making our symposium a great success. The symposium was attended by over 150 people from a variety of backgrounds, including students, health care professionals, researchers, and individuals from the Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco public health departments.

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