What We’re Reading – 5/11/16

Oakland City Council Put Soda Tax on November Ballot Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to place a soda tax on the November ballot. If approved, Oakland would become the second city in the nation, after Berkeley, where a fee is charged on sugar-sweetened beverages. In a statement, Mary Pittman, president of the Oakland-based Public Health Continue reading

Meet Our Partners – John Jones

We want you to get to know the people who make HAB45 the powerful collaboration that it is. In this series, we’ll be speaking with members of our Executive Committee and other partners who bring unique perspectives on early childhood health to our table. First up is John Jones, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Continue reading

Why focus on beverages and play in child care?

In 2010, a new California law (AB 2084) passed that will improve the beverage offerings for children in child care.  Effective January, 2012 child care programs will be offering the same healthy beverages offered in schools: only 1 percent or nonfat milk to children 2 years or older, only one serving of juice per day, Continue reading