Interesting news and tips from PreventObesity.net. While we probably won't see a sugar-sweetened beverage tax proposal in Rhode Island this year, the American Heart Association and our partners continue to educate lawmakers and build support for a future SSB tax campaign.
Study: SSB Taxes Won't Impact Jobs
Obesity advocates long have argued that implementation of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax will create a number of positive health outcomes. Now there's evidence that a SSB tax could have economic benefits as well. Click the following link to learn more: http://preventobesity.net/inside-track-february-20-b
How to Talk About SSB Taxes
Advocating for sugar-sweetened beverage taxes can be a challenge for even the most seasoned PreventObesity.net Leader. These helpful tips might make it a little easier to talk about why SSB taxes are vital to the effort to reduce obesity: http://preventobesity.net/inside-track-february-20-c