The Effects of Soft Drink Taxes on Child and Adolescent Consumption and Weight Outcomes *

  title={The Effects of Soft Drink Taxes on Child and Adolescent Consumption and Weight Outcomes *},
  author={Jason M Fletcher and David E. Frisvold and Nathan Tefft},
Childhood and adolescent obesity is associated with serious lifetime health consequences and has seen a recent rapid increase in prevalence. Soft drink consumption has also expanded rapidly, so much so that soft drinks are currently the largest single contributors to energy intake. In this paper, we investigate the potential for soft drink taxes to combat rising levels of adolescent obesity through a reduction in consumption. Our results, based on state soft drink sales and excise tax… CONTINUE READING

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