Childhood Obesity Awareness in New Jersey and Beyond


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


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.


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


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.


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


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?


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


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


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


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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