Soda tax = positive gains?

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

A new report suggests that millions of people would lose about a pound or more a year if large taxes were tacked on to soda and other sugary beverages.  Researchers say a soda tax of 20-40% would generate up to $2.5 billion in annual tax revenue.  The forty percent tax would cost the average household about $28 per year.  Researchers say if the tax money was used to serve healthier foods in schools and build parks and recreation centers, it could lead to even more weight loss.


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