Food Systems Initiative
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: The health, economic, and policy debate in Vermont
Can one penny per ounce put a dent in the obesity epidemic?
Monday, February 25, 2013
Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, R.D.
Jane Kolodinsky, Ph.D., MBA
What's the issue?
• Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption has more than doubled over the last 30 years, with the average American now drinking 45 gallons annually.
• SSBs account for at least one-fifth of the weight gained between 1977 and 2007 in the U.S. population.
• A UVM survey of SSB purchasers shows they'll likely purchase less and could lose weight if an SSB tax were implemented in Vermont.
How to participate:
Pre-registration is requested, but not required.
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