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Economic and Health Impact of Sugary Drink Taxes

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO, comments on evaluation of sugary drink taxes in Berkeley, California published in the PLOS Medicine.

“This study adds to the compelling evidence that simply cannot be ignored.  The residents of Berkeley, who voted for a sugary drink tax in their community, are now seeing the benefits of significantly reduced consumption of sugary drinks, significantly increased consumption of water and consumers are switching to healthier drinks.”

Increasing Evidence for Taxing Sugary Drinks to Improve Heart Health “These early encouraging results affirm what we had believed -- the tax motivated people to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water in the first year.” Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO comments on increasing evidence for taxing sugary drinks to improve heart health. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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Increasing Evidence for Taxing Sugary Drinks to Improve Heart Health according to American Heart Association

 

Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO, comments on evaluation of sugary drink taxes in Berkeley, California published in the American Journal of Public Health.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – In 2014, Berkeley, California paved the way in our nation once again with policies that support healthy living. Berkeley was the first city in our nation to implement a tax on sugary drinks at the minimum level recommended by the American Heart Association of one penny per ounce to raise revenue for improving community health and nutrition.

Researchers have assessed the initial impact of the Berkeley tax in a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Increasing Evidence for Taxing Sugary Drinks to Improve Heart Health “These early encouraging results affirm what we had believed -- the tax motivated people to drink fewer sugary drinks and more water in the first year.” Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO comments on increasing evidence for taxing sugary drinks to improve heart health. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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Olympic gold medal swimmer and heart survivor Dana Vollmer to speak at Go Red For Women Luncheon April 12th

 

Go Red for Women - American Red CrossNashville, TN – Olympic gold medal swimmer and heart survivor Dana Vollmer will be the keynote speaker at this year’s 10th Anniversary Go Red For Women Luncheon, to be held April 12th at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Vollmer had to overcome a potentially serious heart condition as a child, a disorder of the heart’s electrical activity, which had her mother accompanying her to swim meets armed with a defibrillator in case she went into cardiac arrest.

Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Vollmer. (Photo by Mike Comer/ProSwim Visuals)

Olympic gold medal swimmer Dana Vollmer. (Photo by Mike Comer/ProSwim Visuals)

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Cal’s first-half defense stifles Austin Peay Governors Basketball

 

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBerkeley, CA – No. 23 California limited Austin Peay State University to just 17.2 percent first-half shooting to claim its third straight victory as it defeated the Governors, 72-55, Tuesday night in the Progressive College Basketball Experience Classic, played at Haas Pavilion.

The loss drops the Governors to 0-2 as it prepares to play Oral Roberts, 7:00pm, Saturday, in Tulsa. Cal is perfect so far in the 2011-12 season.

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball set to face No. 24 California Golden Bears in College Basketball Experience

 

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBerkeley, CA – For the first time in Dave Loos’ Austin Peay coaching history, the Governors will play a game in the Golden State, when it faces California, 7:05pm,Tuesday as part of the Progressive College Basketball Experience.

APSU will be facing a California team that is off to a 2-0 start, including a dominating 81-54 Sunday win against George Washington. The Bears have led by at least 20 points at halftime in each of the first two games.

APSU Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Free throw woes, first-half turnovers doom Austin Peay Governors Basketball in opening loss at MTSU

 

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurfreesboro, TN – Middle Tennessee State University used a 12-0 first-half run and then staved off repeated Austin Peay State University challenges before finally pulling away for an 80-71 non-conference verdict, Friday night, at the Murphy Center.

The contest was the season opener for both clubs and it snapped APSU’s modest two-game winning streak in the series between the two longtime rivals.  This was the first meeting, however, since the 2007 season.

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Govs to play Bowling Green, George Washington, Detroit in final three CBE contests

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s final three games and site have been determined for the 11th annual College Basketball Experience (CBE).

After playing at California in an ESPN2 regional-round contest, Tuesday, November 15th, in Berkeley, CA, the Governors three subregional-round games will be played at the new Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, against host Bowling Green, 6:00pm (CST), Monday, November 21st; George Washington, 4:00pm, Tuesday, November 22nd, and Detroit, 4:00pm, Wednesday, November 23rd. The road swing actually will commence with the Governors traveling to Tulsa, OK, Saturday, November 19th, to play Oral Roberts in a return game of the 2010 ESPN BracketBuster series. APSU will fly from Tulsa to Ohio after that contest.

APSU Men's Basketball.

APSU Men's Basketball.

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Cal to be Basketball Govs’ first opponent in CBE

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has discovered who its first opponent will be in the College Basketball Experience Classic (CBE).

The Governors will head west Tuesday, November 15th, to play Pac-12 member California in a contest that will be televised by ESPN2 from Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA.

APSU Men's Basketball.

APSU Men's Basketball.

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