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New Mini Series Highlights How Sugary Drink Taxes Improve Community Health in Berkeley

Almost five years since the passage of Berkeley’s sugary drink tax—check out how Berkeley has invested the money back into school and community-led public health efforts in new mini-series by The Praxis Project.


The possibilities for improving health justice and equity are vast and transformative when there is an authentic partnership and inclusive engagement of community advocates and base-building organizers. The Praxis Project, in their latest case study mini-series, is featuring Berkeley’s school and community-led public health efforts that have been funded in part through investments from Measure D, Berkeley’s sugary drink tax.

Watch their first episode, featuring the Berkeley Unified School District’s Gardening & Cooking program, as an example of what the community made possible when they came together to pass the country’s first municipal tax almost five years ago.

Lookout for future episodes and learn more about their featured mini-episode series, Health Investments for the Berkeley Community, here:

This mini-episode series is part of their larger case-study collection, Communities Building Power for health. Learn more about it here: