TIME: How to Stop Teens from Drinking Soda, 10/23/2014

October 23, 2014

TIME: How to Stop Teens from Drinking Soda

A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health displayed informing kids and teens about exactly what they would have to do to burn off the calories in a soda led to decreased sizes in purchasing, or a stop in the purchasing of these sugary beverages. In low-income Baltimore neighborhoods, beverage purchases by over 3,000 kids and teens between the ages of 7 and 18 years were analyzed. A shocking 98% of those purchases made by …

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RWJF: Tax on Calories in Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Predicted to Reduce Consumption of Beverage Calories, 7/15/2014

July 15, 2014

Tax on Calories in Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Predicted to Reduce Consumption of Beverage Calories

In a study published by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, it has been estimated that a 0.04 cent per-calorie tax on beverages that are sugar-sweetened would result in 5,800 fewer calories consumed annually per person.

Throughout four New York state regions, supermarket sales data was analyzed; in comparison to the 0.04 cent per-calorie tax estimated to drop beverage calorie consumption by 9.3 percent, a half-cent tax per-ounce is predicted to only slash beverage …

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