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Thu, Apr 30



Centering Equity in Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

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Time & Location

Apr 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

Public health experts have identified sugary drinks as significant contributors to decreased community health and health inequities.

Sugary drink consumption and its impacts are connected to health equity issues such as food access and targeted marketing in underserved communities. Across the country, governments, institutions, and local leaders are taking action to reduce sugary drink consumption in order to improve community health and advance equity.

Taxation is one of many strategies currently used to reduce sugary drink consumption – one that raises equity concerns. Yet sugary drink taxes generate substantial revenue that can be used to support local communities most impacted by the health consequences of sugary drink consumption and broader structural inequities.Taxes can also be designed, enacted, and implemented so that affected communities are central in choosing where the revenue is allocated. 

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