The Soda Tax: Potential Weapon in America's War against Obesity

June 2010
Environmental Nutrition;Jun2010, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p3
The article reports on the potential role of a tax on soda in addressing obesity problems in the U.S. It examines the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and weight and highlights the finding of a 2004 study published in the "Journal of Food Consumption and Analysis" which says that soft drinks are the largest contributor of calories in the country. It says that 72% of New Yorkers who participated in a 2008 pool were in favor of a tax on SSBs.


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