On Wednesday, May 19th, Redstone Center Director Dr. Bill Dietz testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Human Services in a virtual hearing on the Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021. Among the provisions in the legislation, passage of the bill would include a 1.5 cent per ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in the District. Dietz supports such a measure, as excise taxes across the country have proven effective in reducing consumption of SSBs by changing their price on the shelf.
On Wednesday, April 28th, the director of the Redstone Global Center in GW’s School of Public Health, Dr. William (Bill) Dietz was named the Chair of the WHO guideline development group on treatment of children and adolescents with obesity. As part of the committee, Dr.
Statement by the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and the Center for Community Resilience:
In the upcoming issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Redstone Global Center director Bill Dietz joins Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika for a submission to the journal’s series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Academy of Medicine. The Dietz and Kumanyika piece focuses on progress and opportunities for addressing the obesity pandemic.