National Soda Summit to Convene Next Week

"Winning Strategies to Reduce Soda-Related Diseases" is Theme


Some of the country's most prominent nutrition experts, educators, activists, and public health officials are convening in Washington next week at the second National Soda Summit to strategize on how to reduce soda-related diseases. Panelists will discuss the science on sugar drinks and health, as well as current initiatives to reduce consumption, including taxes, warning labels, portion-size caps, and other policies. (On the first day of the summit, the Court of Appeals in New York will hear the city's appeal of a lower court's injunction against that city's proposed cap of 16 ounces at restaurants.)

Space is limited advance registration is recommended. Please see the agenda for times of the sessions and names of conference speakers and panelists.


  • What: National Soda Summit: Winning Strategies to Reduce Soda-Related Diseases
  • When: 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 4 
    8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 5
  • Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
  • Why: Soda and sugar drinks as a major cause of obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and other problems.
  • Hashtag#SodaSummit14


The conference is organized by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest with support from the American Heart Association, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, The California Endowment, and The Kresge Foundation.

To reserve space or arrange interviews with any of the conference participants please contact Ariana Stone at 202-777-8355.

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Contact Jeff Cronin (jcronin[at] or Ariana Stone (astone[at]