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Soda Taxes and Other Policy Responses to the American Obesity Epidemic: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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In recent years, some cities have tried to impose soda taxes and other new policies to reduce the obesity epidemic in the US—particularly among children—and its critical impact on society and the health care system. How effective are these policies? What is blocking their uptake?  What alternatives should we consider?

A light lunch will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register now!


  • Emily Broad LeibAssistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School 
  • Steven Gortmaker, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Carmel ShacharExecutive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
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