California’s Sweetened Beverage Tax: A Health Impact Assessment

Publisher: Community Health Councils
Year: 2017

The objective of this health impact assessment is to assess the potential health impacts of a one cent per fluid ounce tax on every distributor of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) throughout the state. This proposed tax would be used to fund Children Health Programs, community organizations, and childhood obesity prevention programs. The study collected data on low-income communities with a high rate of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) and a high prevalence of nutrition related chronic diseases.

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