Thanks to the incredible work of the Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition, the Seattle City Council voted to adopt a 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks that will increase funding for healthy food access, public health, early learning and education programs for communities most affected by the obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemics.
The AHA is a member of this coalition, which represents a broad group of local and national and organizations supporting early learning and education, public health and healthy food access. Read more about this great success on heart.org.
Congratulations to the entire Seattle team!
You might also want to check out this great Montana advocacy success from earlier in the week!