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|Wednesday, August 31, 2011||15:00|
Teleconference at 11:00 a.m. EDT. on Wednesday, Aug. 31
(Drinks Media Wire) – WASHINGTON—The Center for Science in the Public Interest, health groups, and major city public health departments will announce a new campaign to encourage other groups and individuals to work to decrease consumption of soda and other sugary drinks.
Who: Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., MPH, M.Ed., Health Commissioner, Boston
Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health, Los Angeles
Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, CSPI
Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, Vice Chair, Nutrition Committee, American Heart Association
What: News teleconference announcing the Life’s Sweeter With Fewer Sugary Drinks campaign. The campaign will seek to decrease consumption of soda and sugary drinks by about two-thirds—closer to the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 3 cans per person per week.
When: 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Why: Sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet. Consumption of sugary drinks increases the risks of overweight and obesity, which promote diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many other health problems. Reducing the consumption of soda and other sugary drinks would be a major public health victory and would help reduce health care costs for all levels of government.
Dial: 877-258-2113 and enter conference ID# 95866662
Embargo: This advisory is provided to media for internal planning purposes only. Substantive information within is embargoed until the announcement is made on Wednesday.
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies. CSPI is supported by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.
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|Name: Communications Department|
|Company: Center for Science in the Public Interest|
|Address: 1875 Connecticut Avenue - 20009 Washington|
|Country: UNITED STATES|
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