Webinar Explores Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: May 4, 2016

Categories: GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Members / Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy

dieticianslogoWill a taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages reduce consumption, and thus improve the health of Canadians?  In a May 5 Webinar, Dietitians of Canada discusses its new position paper that recommends an excise tax on such beverages sold in Canada as part of addressing the negative impact of these beverages on health.

While the live Nutrition Resource Centre Webinar currently is sold out, you can sign up to access the recording when it becomes available.

Webinar topics include:

– The definition of sugar-sweetened beverages,
– The impact on caloric intake, obesity and chronic disease,
– The evidence to support taxation,
– And how to respond to common criticisms of taxation as a policy tool