Thursday, April 9, 2015

State health department releases report on state-by-state sugar-sweetened beverage policy efforts

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides research and analysis on evidence-based policies and practices aimed at improving population-level health.  In 2012, CDPHE began publishing bi-annual sugar sweetened beverage surveys to track state, regional, local and institutional efforts aimed at reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. The goal is to provide information to decision makers and citizens interested in public health policy and law.

Over the past three years, interventions to lower sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption have continued to evolve and proliferate across the nation and around the world. Reduction in SSB consumption is linked to a decrease in diet-related disease and childhood obesity, a lower risk of overweight among normal-weight adolescents, and weight loss among overweight adolescents.

To view or download, go to Reducing Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption: A survey of legislation, policy and campaigns, March 2015.

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