Philadelphia soda tax cut sugar intake by African American youth


While the tax didn’t have a substantial impact on consumption by children overall, among children who drank the equivalent of 20 ounces or more per day, the tax did decrease consumption by about 22 percent. Among African American children, who have higher rates of sweetened beverage consumption nationally, the tax reduced consumption by about 8 grams, or 32 calories a day, the study found.


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