National Soda Summit


National Soda Summit Highlights

Background Materials, Information, and Research


Speaker and Panelist Presentations

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Welcome and Conference Overview | Video
Julie Greenstein and George Hacker, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Introduction: Taking On Soda | Video
Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, CSPI

Public Responses: Improving the Beverage Environment | Video
Moderator: Mary Story, Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Senior Associate Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

  • Giridhar Mallya, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Slides
  • Persis Sosiak, Director, Public Health and Research, Cleveland Clinic - Slides
  • Anne McHugh, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Boston Public Health Commission - Slides
  • Paul Simon, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Slides

Get Healthy Philly: Government's Response to the Obesity Epidemic
Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

From Supersized to Human-Sized: Reintroducing Reasonable Portions of Sugary Drinks in New York City | Video
Thomas Farley, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Slides

Exploring the Emerging Issues - The Evolving Politics of Soda

  • Kelly Brownell, Director, Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity - Slides | Video
  • Barry Popkin, Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina - Slides | Video

The Impact of Sugary Drinks in Communities of Color | Video
Moderator: Judi Larsen, Program Manager, Community Health, The California Endowment

  • AyeNay Abye, Field Director, The Praxis Project
  • Genoveva Islas-Hooker, Regional Program Director, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program - Slides
  • Steven Gortmaker, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Shiriki Kumanyika, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Rudy Ruiz, President and Chief Creative Officer, InterlexUSA - Slides

The Inside Story of Soft-Drink Marketing and Moving America to Healthier Diets
Todd Putman, CEO, The Future Pull Group - Slides

Connecting Advocacy Needs and Research Agendas | Video
Moderator: Scott Kahan, Faculty, George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Lisa Powell, Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Health Research and Policy; Research Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, The California Center for Public Health Advocacy
  • Laurie Whitsel, Director of Policy Research, American Heart Association
  • David Ludwig, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Elissa Bassler, CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute

What Congress Can Do
The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, U.S. Representative (CT)

Overcoming Challenges and Constructing Effective Responses to Sugary Drinks | Video
Moderator: Jim Krieger, Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health –Seattle & King County

  • Jonathan Shenkin, Pediatric Dentist; Faculty, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Jean Kilbourne, Media Critic; Senior Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women - Slide
  • Lynn Silver, Health Officer, Sonoma County, California - Slides
  • Lori Dorfman, Director, Berkeley Media Studies Group - Slides

Plenary Call to Action and Discussion | Video
Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Working Group Presentations
Public Responses
Ken Hecht, Water Access in Public Schools and Health Care - Slides

Youth and Minority Marketing
Kathryn Montgomery, Professor, American University, School of Communication - Slides
Andrew Cheyne, Media Researcher, Berkeley Media Studies Group - Slides

Campaign Messaging
Chris Bodmann, Senior Strategist and Account Supervisor, InterlexUSA - Slides

Emerging Key Constituencies
Andy Berndt, Director of Social Marketing and Health Promotion, Community Blueprint - Slides




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