Californians for Less Soda
Sugary drinks can harm your health
Research demonstrating the direct link between sugary beverages and diabetes is incontrovertible; the links to obesity are even more established. We also know that the consumption of sugary drinks is a significant driver of fatty liver disease, heart disease, stroke, dental caries, kidney disease and is associated with several forms of cancer.
Adolescents and adults consume 241 and 283 calories per day respectively from these beverages. Preschoolers on average consume nearly 100 calories a day from these harmful drinks that increase their risk of an unhealthy future.
What is our goal?
To ensure that any California state legislation signed into law and any soda tax ballot initiative passed leads to a reduction in health disparities and sugary drink consumption.
It’s time for change.