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Seattle passes tax on sugary drinks

Two great advocacy stories in one week! 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 [...]

Taking a stand against sugar-sweetened beverages

The Coalition for a Healthy California, of which the American Heart Association is a founding member, held a press conference this week announcing its sponsorship of AB 2782 – The Healthy California Fund. This fund is considered a health impact fee on sugary drinks – at the distributor level. Funds generated from the proposed 2-cents per fluid ounce fee would [...]

Election Day secures landmark legislation to help fight diabetes and heart disease

Congratulations to advocates and volunteers in Berkeley, CA, who passed a $.01 cents per ounce tax on sodas and other sugar sweetened beverages! We applaud this initiative as a key breakthrough in the fight against America's diabetes and heart disease epidemic. The tax will raise an estimated $1 million to $3 million annually, applying to sodas, iced tea and energy drinks, the largest [...]