Dana Woldow

Dana Woldow advocates for policies, including soda taxes and better school meals, to improve the health of all children through better nutrition and education. She has been a leader in improving school food in San Francisco since 2002, when she formed a school nutrition group to run a pilot removing junk food from SFUSD's Aptos Middle School, where her children were students; the pilot was expanded to all of the city's public middle and high schools in 2003. She served as co-chair of the SFUSD Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee from October 2003 to June 2011.

Articles by Dana Woldow

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Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Posted November 6, 2014 by

For soda tax supporters in San Francisco, where Proposition E fell short of passing this week, NYU Professor Marion Nestle, one of the country’s foremost experts on food politics, has some comforting words. “With the tax initiative passing in Berkeley,”
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Big Soda is Just Making Stuff Up

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Once upon a time, Big Soda would commission studies to support their claims. Now, they just make stuff up. As soda taxes on the ballot in SF and Berkeley gain momentum, the opposition has been reduced to bluffing to try
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Big Soda’s Deceptions Keep on Coming

Posted October 7, 2014 by

It’s been a rough few weeks for Big Soda spinmeisters, as their latest attempts at deception have all been busted by an increasingly skeptical media. From bogus claims about who exactly opposes a soda tax, to high profile promises to
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Talking Back to Big Soda

Posted September 22, 2014 by

When I first started writing about San Francisco’s proposed soda tax back in January 2014, there wasn’t much public conversation about the idea, but now with Proposition E (Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages) on the ballot and the November election
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Should Schools Ban Hot Dogs?

Posted August 25, 2014 by

A grim story in the news this past week – at a Phoenix elementary school, a 7 year old died after choking on a corn dog in his school lunch. As horrifying as this event must have been for the
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