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.
A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that America still has the highest obesity rate among OECD countries, however policy change and communications campaigns have chartered a course for a healthier future.
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.
As exposed in the 2014 documentary film Fed Up, the food industry and built environment are major contributors to epidemic obesity. JSI’s Tamara Calise and Janie Hynson explain the changes to policy and environment necessary to address America’s obesity crisis.
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.