On any given day, roughly half of all Americans over age two drink at least one sugary drink, such as soda and energy drinks. Regulating sugary drinks in the retail environment and promoting water consumption can help shoppers make healthy choices.
Use these model policies and our comprehensive playbook to get started.
Use these ten strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption and create environments that promote health.
Regulate the types of retailers that are eligible to sell sugary drinks, and restrict sales near youth-oriented areas, like schools.
Propose a local business tax on sugary drinks to reduce consumption and raise revenue.
Use portion size restrictions and pricing regulations to discourage consumption of sugary drinks and increase the availability and attractiveness of water.