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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: An Updated Policy Brief

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is still considered by many public health experts and policymakers to be one of the best strategies to improve a nation’s nutrition, raise revenue for health programs, and recover the medical and insurance costs of treating diet-related diseases. This US-based policy brief summarizes the issues concerning SSB taxes, results of scientific research and offers policy reccommendations.

Resource Information

Date

October 1, 2012

Author

Friedman, R., Brownell, K.

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

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

Language

English

Jurisdiction

International

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