Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Rationale, Effectiveness, and Lessons From the Field

TRAINING COURSE

Jesse Jones-Smith, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, School of Public Health, Departments of Health Services and Epidemiology.  “Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Rationale, Effectiveness, and Lessons from the Field. 

Description:

Learning Objectives: 
Attendees of this session will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for taxing sugar-sweetened beverages 
  • Review the evidence on the effectiveness of these taxes for reducing purchasing and consumption
  • Discuss some of the politics and real-world realities of adopting and evaluating these taxes

SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAXES

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