July 19, 2019 In In The News
First State begins looking at sugary drink tax
From Delaware Public Media
The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is in the early stages of examining the possible effects of a statewide tax on sugary beverages.
Cities like Philadelphia, Seattle and Berkeley, California have passed soda taxes. Chicago passed and then repealed one.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association earlier this year issued a joint statement supporting a tax on sugary beverages, limiting marketing to children and financial incentives for choosing healthier options.