The Chicago Soda Tax Rebellion

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A lot of taxpayer dollars could have been put to better use such as, to name just a few possibilities, obesity prevention and treatment and diabetes prevention.

Chicago vs. Soda Tax

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When the Chicago soda tax was threatened by a lawsuit and a restraining order, officials cast aside all pretense of intent to raise money to fight obesity.

The Chicago Soda Tax Attempt

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While various soda tax battles were being waged in California, Colorado, and other states, Illinois entered the fray with a saga worthy of a TV mini-series.

Soda Tax Considerations

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The rationale for a soda tax is that money is spent on anti-obesity measures, but in reality the money often goes to all kinds of things.

Soda Tax — How Goes It?

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Early last year, an attempt was made to tax soda, but the public wasn’t having it. Even the suggestion to label high-sugar beverages was shot down.

Lessons Learned From the Evaluation of Act 1220

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Here are the 10 main obesity prevention conclusions in an Arkansas public school system experiment backed by the RWJF.

More Lessons Learned

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Using edible or drinkable treats as a reward is always a mistake, whether done by teachers or parents.

Childhood Obesity? Forget About It.

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The Domestic Policy Council wants to slice $193 billion from SNAP outlays over the next 10 years, and make the states pay for 25% of the remaining need.

A Long Slog in the U.K.

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Close to half of the U.K.’s young adults are said to be overweight. In the 16 to 24 age group, that’s a million more than the same demographic 20 years ago.

In the U.K., Pro- and Anti-Sugar Forces Contend

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More attention should be paid to the societal, biological and environmental factors that encourage maternal obesity.

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