Our communities are drowning in a swamp of unhealthy junk food and beverages, leading to an epidemic of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and tooth decay. Added sugars in our food and drinks are a major threat to public health. And healthy food can be expensive and hard to find in many places.

Healthy Food America is on the frontlines of the fight to ensure that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food and are less exposed to unhealthy junk foods.

We support community leaders across the nation who are advocating for policies and strategies like soda taxes and healthy food incentives to make healthy eating easier for all Americans.

We share the latest research and cutting edge policy and advocacy strategies so advocates can act on the best information and science to drive change in policy, food environments and industry practices. Read more about us.


A tax on sugary drinks can raise revenue for programs communities want and reduce consumption of an unhealthy product. Learn more!


In this issue:

  • A modeling study predicts more than half (57%) of US children will be obese by the time they are 35 years old, if current trends hold, with over half of those affected becoming obese during childhood 
  • In a randomized trial, people receiving food benefits bought the most fruit when healthy food incentives were combined with restrictions on unhealthy food purchases
  • A new analysis of US data finds overall beverage and sugary drink consumption dropped for children and adults from 2003 to 2014, though consumption remained highest among Black, Mexican American, and non-Mexican Hispanics
  • A systematic review of food pricing policies for better health

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