Beverage Intakes in Ontario: What Do We Know?
February 2, 2022
This report provides information on the beverage intakes of Ontarians over the age of two, based on the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2015 nutrition component. Patterns of beverage consumption in Ontario have not previously been reported and are similar to national results. Examining and identifying […]
Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Region of the Americas
March 24, 2021
This publication provides economic concepts related to the economic rationale for using sugar-sweetened beverage taxes and the costs associated with obesity; key considerations on tax design including tax types, bases, and rates; an overview of potential tax revenue and earmarking; and responses to frequent questions about […]
Equitable Sugary Drink Tax Policy Recommendations
March 6, 2021
Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, convened the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup in 2020 to develop recommendations on how to design an equitable sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy, outlined in the infographic. For more details about these recommendations, please see the full report.
Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Elements of Equitable Tax Policy Design
March 6, 2021
The Tax Equity Workgroup, a collaboration between Healthy Food America and The Praxis Project, developed recommendations on how to design an equitable tax policy. The Workgroup sought to highlight tax policy elements that are critical to ensuring that sugary drink taxes intentionally benefit the populations most […]
A proposal to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada
January 28, 2021
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 […]
Paint Your Plate with Vegetables and Fruit – A Toolkit for Ontario Child Care Providers
April 18, 2019
The Paint Your Plate toolkit was developed by Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) for child care settings in Ontario to support the implementation of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The goal of this toolkit is to make it easier for young children to enjoy vegetables and fruit every day and complements ODPH’S Menu Planning & Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings Practical Guide.
Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents
April 1, 2019
This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families.
A Legal and Practical Guide for Designing Sugary Drink Taxes
January 24, 2019
This new and updated US-based guide identifies best practices and potential pitfalls in designing and implementing sugary drink taxes and is intended for use by local officials and advocates interested in pursuing sugary drink taxes.
Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop
January 4, 2019
This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place over the course of a 2-day workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. This workshop explored policies and programs at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels to limit sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in children ages 0 to 5.
Elementary School Toolkit: Promoting Vegetables, Fruit and Water
August 12, 2018
This toolkit provides educators and parents with strategies to increase vegetables, fruit and water consumption among school-aged children. Strategies target multiple levels of influence including students’ and parents’ attitudes and knowledge, classroom and school level social and physical environments as well as school policies. This toolkit was designed to support The Foundations for a Healthy School resource.