Childhood Obesity Awareness in New Jersey and Beyond

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In New Jersey, nearly one child in four is overweight or obese. The local YMCA’s Healthy U program offers parents anti-obesity guidelines.

The U.K., Sugar Tax, and the World

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Who benefits from a sugar tax? If soda companies have to pay more tax for using sugar, they just might switch over to high fructose corn syrup instead.

Scotland’s Ambition Leads U.K.

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Scotland’s relationship with sugar has been “intense” and the national diet is notorious for sugar, salt and fat. What is Scotland doing about it?

United Kingdom vs. Sugar

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Public Health England, the health advisory unit in the U.K., stands accused of containing too many people connected with the food and soda industries.

Sugar Politics in the U.K.

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The United Kingdom is set to mobilize its soda tax in April of next year. Naturally, controversy does not cease.

Is Philadelphia Soda Tax Working? Too Early to Tell

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How is Philadelphia soda tax, implemented earlier this year, doing? It may be too early to tell, and it depends on who is talking.

How Did Philadelphia Soda Tax Happen?

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How did the soda tax, such a reviled and embattled piece of legislation, come into effect in Philadelphia? It was a compromise.

Soda Tax — The Philadelphia Story

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Philadelpia Mayor Jim Kenney supported soda tax for its revenue potential, not to prevent obesity. Does it matter, as long as it’s working?

More About Berkeley’s Soda Tax

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Studies show that Berkeley had kept its word regarding the soda tax proceeds. A lot of it was spent on children’s health programs.

Berkeley and Its Soda Tax

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With the city’s low consumption and high income, Berkeley’s soda tax data might not have much bearing on the possibilities for other cities.

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