Public health advocates from around the United States will convene in San Diego, California, on June 29-July 2, 2015, for the 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. The “Marketing to Kids” track of the two-day event will include a mini-plenary session titled “Taxing Sugar- Sweetened Beverages for Public Health: What Have We Learned from the Mexico, Berkeley and San Francisco Initiatives”; “Effective Marketing to Build Public Support to Curb Unhealthy Food Marketing to Children”; and “Would You Eat 91 Cubes of Sugar: A Look at Several Strategies for Decreasing Consumption of Sugary Drinks.” 

Other sessions will include “Toward Healthier Diets: Where Non-Governmental Organizations and Industry Clash and Cooperate” and “Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks: Promoting Informed Choices.” Supporters of the event include the California Department of Public Health, California Endowment and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.