On Wednesday April 14th, the Alliance for a Healthier New York will host a Soda Buy-back program at the New Lots Family Center in Brooklyn.
The goal of the Soda Buy-Back is to help inform residents about the incidence of obesity and rally in support behind the sweetened beverage tax. Attendees will be bringing soda and other sugary beverages to the Family Center and will be given healthier alternatives, like a milk gift certificate. Obesity related issues cost the healthcare system $7.6 billion a year and the sweetened beverage tax would offset those costs and help individuals make healthier choices. According to a recent study, Brooklyn could lose nearly 5,000 healthcare jobs if the Soda Tax is not enacted, and New York City could lose over 16,000. In Brooklyn, more than 58% of adults are either overweight or obese.
What: The Alliance for Healthier New York host’s Soda Buy-Back program in Brooklyn
Who: Alliance for A Healthier New York
Where: New Lots Family Center, 653 Schenck Avenue (Corner of New Lots and Schenck), Brooklyn.
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.