Title: NYSHealth-Sponsored Conversation on Proposed Soda Tax
Publication Date: 03/23/10

As New York State's obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise, one controversial idea is at the forefront of the public debate on how to address the twin epidemics: a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, commonly known as the "soda tax." On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) will convene a discussion where speakers will present key arguments on the benefits and disadvantages of the proposed soda tax. Please see details below. Who: - James R. Knickman, President & CEO, NYSHealth (Moderator) - Richard F. Daines, Commissioner of Health for New York State - J. Justin Wilson, Senior Analyst, Center for Consumer Freedom

Author: NYU Wagner Office of International Programs
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