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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.

Resource Information

Date

January 30, 2020

Author

Pound C.M., Critch J.N., Thiessen P., Blair B.; Canadian Paediatric Society, Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Grocery/Retail

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)

Topic

Childhood Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National

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