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Can The Soda Industry’s $4 Million Ad Blitz Fend Off A Sugary Drink Tax?

When the mayor of Philadelphia first proposed a 3 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, the American Beverage Association was quick to finance a campaign railing against it.

NPR

July 26, 2016

Philadelphia Council Passes Sweet Drink Tax

The Philadelphia City Council approved a tax on sweet drinks Thursday, becoming the first major city in the country to pass such a levy and overcoming a multi-million dollar campaign by the beverage industry to oppose it.

NBC News

July 26, 2016

Kenney signs sugary drink tax into law

Before dozens of cheering supporters in City Hall, Mayor Kenney signed the sweetened beverages tax into law Monday.

Philadelphia Inquirer

July 26, 2016

‘Sugary Drink Tax’ Going to Portland Voters

A proposed ballot initiative could make Portland, Oregon, the third high-profile city in the country to put a special tax on sugary drinks.

Courthouse News Service

July 26, 2016

Boulder County commissioners endorse Boulder’s sugary drinks tax proposal

Boulder County commissioners voted Tuesday to support a citizen-initiated municipal ballot measure that would impose a new 2 cents per ounce city of Boulder excise tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary drinks.

Times-Call

July 26, 2016

Sweet success in bid to cut sugary drinks

Major manufacturers are reducing the amount of sugar in soft drinks ahead of the government’s sugar tax, although sticky problems remain.

Raconteur

July 26, 2016

Providing Employees and Families Access to Healthier Choices

The City of Springdale is the first city in Arkansas to have a mandate endorsed by the AHA that implements evidence-based nutrition standards for healthier food and beverages in city-owned or leased vending machines.

American Heart Association

May 9, 2016

#DitchTheJunk: junk food marketing in schools

Parents, teachers, and school officials work hard to help kids eat healthier and more nutritious foods—be it at home or in the school cafeteria. But that hard work often turns into frustration when the efforts to create good eating habits run up against the pervasive marketing by the junk food and sugary drink industries.

Voices for Healthy Kids

March 30, 2016

Soda-Free Kids Meals Support Families

‘m also an advocate for healthy kids and communities, and spend a lot of time working with other parents, schools and decision makers to ensure that all kids have access to healthy and nutritious foods.

Huffington Post

February 25, 2016