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Taxation and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks In this position papter, Dietitians of Canada recommends that an excise tax of at least 10-20% be applied to sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Canada given the negative impact of these products on the health of the population and the viability of taxation as a means to reduce consumption. For the greatest impact, Dietititans of Canada recommends that taxation measures should be combined with other policy interventions such as increasing access to healthy foods while decreasing access to unhealthy foods in schools, daycares, and recreation facilities; restrictions on the marketing of foods and beverages to children; and effective, longterm educational initiatives
Author:
Dietititans of Canada
Category:
Evidence Summary
Topics:
Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Additives, Nutrients, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
Setting:
School, Workplace, Cafeteria/Canteen, Recreation Center, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Restaurant/Food Service Premise
Age:
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
National