Best Practices For Designing Local Sugary Beverage Tax Policy


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Many states across the nation are working towards healthier beverage and health policies locally, but in moving towards healthier policies there are many topics and ideas that need to be evaluated.

ChangeLab Solutions and Healthy Food America has created a space for best practices towards creating or developing tax legislation that will be effective and workable for different communities.

Current resources include information that includes best practice recommendations for:

  • understanding what type of tax to employ
  • defining beverages subject to the tax
  • defining the tax base
  • tax rate
  • exemptions for small businesses
  • earmarking tax proceeds

To read in full about the resources offered by Healthy Food America and ChangeLab, click here.

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