Free CME: How you can help reduce sugary beverage consumption in your community

February 06, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy Public Health Continuing Medical Education (CME) Professional Development & Education 

Please join us on Wednesday, February, 28, 2018, at 12:15 p.m., for a free webinar, “Sugary Drinks: Using Grassroots Advocacy to Reduce Consumption.” Attendees at the live webinar are eligible to receive 1 unit of continuing medical education (CME).

Sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages remain the leading source of added sugars in the American diet for both children and adults. Higher consumption of sugary beverages is associated with increased risk of obesity and chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, for each additional 12-ounce soda a child consumes each day, the odds of becoming obese increase by 60 percent.

Several local California cities and counties passed policies aimed at reducing consumption of sugary beverages, often with the help of health care providers who can use their expertise and respected voices to improve the health of their communities.

Offered in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and UC San Francisco’s Champion Provider Fellowship, this webinar will discuss how communities are working to pass and implement prevention interventions aimed at reducing sugary beverage consumption and how clinicians can lend their voices during these local campaigns.

This one-hour webinar is free to everyone. Click here to register now.


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