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Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity
Date:4/1/2010

on't make the connection between the sales tax and buying a soda.

One approach would be to impose an excise tax on the sugar content of soft drinks.

"Soda taxes do have the potential to reduce children's consumption of empty calories and have an impact on obesity, but both their size and how they are structured are key to whether they create measurable impact," Sturm said.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about children and healthy weight.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Rand Corp., news release, March 31, 2010


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