Natalie Stavas and Dan Parry Fight Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Natalie Stavas and Dan Parry are passionate about fighting childhood obesity. They are shown here at the Massachusetts State House, rallying pediatricians to support House Bill 1697, as part of their state-wide campaign to decrease the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and reduce obesity. The bill would revoke the sales tax exception that currently exists for soda in Massachusetts. In addition, they led the distribution of "No Sugary Drinks" prescriptions pads to physicians across the state. Their efforts have received media coverage from the Boston Globe and the recognition of many policymakers in the Commonwealth.