Model Legislation Requiring Safety Warning for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Model Legislation Requiring Safety Warning for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Public opinion polling suggests that Americans would like to know more about the foods and beverages they eat and drink. And as more research links sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption to obesity and chronic disease, communities are increasingly considering policy solutions to curb consumption. Requiring a safety warning on SSB containers and packaging is one way to educate consumers about the health risks of consuming SSBs and help them make informed choices.

ChangeLab Solutions has developed this model legislation for states that want to implement a policy requiring a safety warning on SSB containers and packaging. This resource is intended for use by states seeking to increase consumer awareness. It also includes model findings, which are an accompanying set of evidence-backed facts that support the legislation.

For more strategies for curbing sugary drink consumption, check out our comprehensive Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Playbook. Contact us for more information on any of these strategies.