A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
This position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society highlights recent research on the correlation between increasing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages with decreased consumption in some jurisdictions. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly associated with weight gain, chronic disease development, and dental caries. This policy could have significant positive impacts for public health.
January 30, 2020
Pound C.M., Critch J.N., Thiessen P., Blair B.; Canadian Paediatric Society, Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee
Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)
Childhood Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National