Proposed soda and candy tax stirs debate in Connecticut

Dana White

Dana White, a registered dietitian who is an a clinical assistant professor in the athletic training and sports medicine program at Quinnipiac University, is available today to discuss a proposed law that would put a special tax on sugary drinks and candy in Connecticut.

"I don't think parents really realize how much sugar are in these drinks," said White. "And I think if this whole initiative helps raise awareness--and also raises some money to help with these kinds of educational programs so that parents get more knowledge--that can't be a bad thing."

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To schedule an interview with White, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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