Sugary Drink Position Statements, Endorsements and Recommendations

Positions statements regarding the taxation of sugar sweetened beverages:

Childhood Obesity Foundation
“Childhood Obesity Foundation: Position Statement in Marketing to Children and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation”
March 2013
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“Preventing Unhealthy Weights: A Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) as Part of the Solution”
Type: Position Statement
January 2011
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Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada
“Extra Sugar, Extra Calories, Extra Weight – More Chronic Disease. The case for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax”
Type: Position Statement
June 2011
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BC Healthy Living Alliance
“Taxation of Sugar Sweetened Beverages”
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Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention
Support for the “A Multidimensional Approach to Reducing the Appeal of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages” Project
Dr. Kim Raine, Alberta Public Health Association, President
Type: Letter
March 2012
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“Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages: The Case for Public Health”
Type: Brief
October 2011
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Additional Position Statements from US Organization
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LIVE 5-2-1-0!


or more veggies and fruit per day


no more than two hours of screen time a day

hour of physical activity or more per day


no sugary drinks