HFA has just updated profiles of the sugary drink taxes that are being implemented in seven US cities and Mexico. Learn more about how the taxes work, how they were adopted, how much revenue they are raising and what the revenues are being used for.
In this issue:
- A modeling study predicts that implementing a beverage warning label would lower obesity in the three cities included in the model-Baltimore, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
- In a randomized trial, children were more likely to select a healthy beverage with a personalized label (bottle label featuring their name)
- A new analysis of NHANES data finds high sugar-sweetened beverage consumption accounted for 7.4% of all deaths from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes
- A review of the scientific literature, junk food and SSB tax bills and laws, and federal taxing mechanisms concludes implementing federal junk food and SSB taxes are feasible
- Analysis of NHANES data finds increasing BMI has reduced improvements in mortality rates
- Analysis of NHANES data on sugar consumption among children finds added sugars (and not naturally occurring sugars), specifically added sugars in liquid form, are associated with weight gain