Media thirsty for teen soda story

[ Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Gwen Driscoll | 1 Comment » ]
Susan Babey

Susan Babey

Dozens of media covered the launch of a new joint study on youth soda consumption, including the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee and La Opinion.  Interest was high around the study’s key finding – an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages – but also around a key success: the drop in consumption among younger children.  “I think the combination of those policies that have removed sugary beverages from schools and the extensive education campaigns that have gone on throughout the state, have both contributed to the decline that we see,” said Susan Babey, a Center research scientist and lead author of the study, in an interview with Capitol Public Radio

Read the policy brief: Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Read a related interview with Susan Babey.


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Gwen Driscoll

Gwen Driscoll is the director of communications for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Driscoll serves as an interface between the public, the press and Center staff on health policy issues and information. She also oversees Center print and web publications as well as strategic and marketing communications initiatives.

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One Response to “Media thirsty for teen soda story”

  1. Jill Johnson says:

    More and more adolescents are getting type 2 diabetes in this day and age, soda consumption is definitely too high and should be banned from schools.

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