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On a daily basis, we are bombarded with marketing for sugar sweetened beverages. In 2006, sugary drink companies spent roughly $3.2 billion. That was ten years ago, since then that budget has grown. 

One city is fighting back - Baltimore City. They want to counteract the marketing of these beverages with warning labels. They have introduced a bill that requires warning labels for sugary drinks in advertisements, restaurant menus and any city stores that sell those products. And, it will go before the Baltimore City Council on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

To spread the word @MomsRising is hosting a #FoodFri tweetchat on June 3, 2016 between 1 - 2pm, Eastern to discuss sugar, sugar sweetened beverages and warning label with @SugarFreeMD, @DrLeanaWen and @bmore_healthy.

We hope you will join us and spread the word by clicking below.

Tweet:Let's discuss #SSBs + Warning Labels this #FoodFri 6/3 w @MomsRising@SugarFreeMD @DrLeanaWen @bmore_healthy. Info:


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.


More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):


Sugar Free Kids Maryland is a diverse coalition working to protect Maryland children from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay so they can live long, healthy lives. Vist their website, Twitter and Facebook for more info.


As Baltimore City’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Wen leads the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the U.S., with over 1000 employees. Her transformative approach to public health involves engaging hospitals and returning citizens in violence prevention and launching an ambitious opioid overdose prevention program that is training every resident to save lives.

Click to learn more about Dr. Wen.

Related: Baltimore Residents Have the Right to Know the Truth about Sugary Drinks by Dr. Wen

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