Los Angeles

Public Hearing Announcement

Thanks to Emily Ventura and Lauren Cook of USC’s Child Obesity Research Center for an alert regarding a public hearing next week.

Members of the public are invited to attend a hearing of the California Senate Select Committee on Obesity and Diabetes, “Exploring the Link between Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Obesity”:

When: Thursday, November 5, 2009, beginning at 10:00am
Where: Los Angeles City Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles

The hearing will be chaired by Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the Select Committee on Obesity and Diabetes and Senator Elaine Alquist, Chair of the Health Committee. Senators will hear testimony from beverage industry representatives, researchers, health professionals, marketing experts, as well as community and foundation leaders. State officials are also expected to testify.