Soda Series: The Science of Sugar & its Bitter Impact on Health

The first event in our Soda Series is on the The Science of Sugar & its Bitter Impact on Health. Sugary drinks are unique, contributory causes of health epidemics and ballooning health care costs. Berkeley vs. Big Soda’s panel of experts will share the latest research on sugar and the public health policies attempting to stem the tide of disease. Learn more at


  • Robert Lustig MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • John Swartzberg, MD, Editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter
  • June Tester, MD, MPH, Healthy Hearts Program, Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Pat Crawford, DrPH, Director, Atkins Center for Weight and Health
  • Laurie Capitelli, Berkeley Councilmember (host)
September 04, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States
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As of January 2017, Berkeley’s soda tax has generated more than $2.5 million for community nutrition & health efforts, including school garden programs.