Alliance For A Healthier Vermont

More Information on SSB Consumption and Their Link to Obesity and Other Health Problems

Soft Drink Taxes: A Policy Brief

An excellent 5 page report by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity on the links between SSB consumption and obesity and the impact of a penny an ounce excise tax

Taxing Caloric Sweetened Beverages Potential Effects on Beverage Consumption, Calorie Intake, and Obesity

Published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in July, 2010, this report has many useful statistics on how much SSBs kids and adults are consuming and how the sugar from SSBs are contributing to obesity

Attorney General’s Vermont Healthy Weight Initiative

A list of recommended legislative changes and additional priority actions to address overweight and obesity in Vermont including the need for a penny an ounce SSB excise tax and a list of programs that should be funded by this tax.

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

From researches at Harvard showing a link between higher consumption of SSBs and development of metaboilic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes

The Public Health and Economic Benefits of Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages

An excellent 5 page study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the positive health impacts taxing SSBs would have.

Soda Taxes, Soft Drink Consumption and Children’s Body Mass Index

A study published in Health Affairs which found that large taxes on soda would lead to a decrease in consumption among children, particularly low income children and that the revenue from a soda tax should be dedicated to obesity prevention.

Study Synopses by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Childhood Obseity

Trends in Sugar Sweetened Beverages Consumption

Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and Adult Obesity