As public health advocates, we’ve got evidence on our side to support the positive impact of soda taxes: reduced consumption, increased awareness, and revenue raised. The evidence against sugary drinks continues to mount as the beverage industry’s disturbing tactics are revealed daily.
Learn from the successful strategies used to help passed the sugary drink tax in Berkeley, CA in 2015. Nine recommendations that can be used to effect other community-wide health improvements.
Read more about how the traditional programmatic approaches to fighting obesity – focused on individual behavior change – is not decreasing the obesity rates, suggesting that innovative and more comprehensive approaches are necessary.
On November 5, 2014, the city of Berkeley, California made history by voting in the first ever soda tax. Following up on her November 3rd post promoting the proposed tax, JSI’s Clancey Bateman extrapolates on the implications of this public health victory.
Days before voters in California will decide whether or not to tax sugary beverages, like soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks, JSI’s Clancey Bateman offers some statistics on these sweet menaces to public health.