Sugary drink regulations to help curb childhood obesity supported by pediatricians group, American Heart Association

ABC News

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association issued joint policy recommendations that include a sales tax and regulations on marketing.

“As a nation we have to say ‘no’ to the onslaught of marketing of sugary drinks to our children,” said Rachel K. Johnson, professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Vermont and former chair of the AHA’s nutrition committee, in a statement. “We know what works to protect kids’ health and it’s time we put effective policies in place that bring down rates of sugary drink consumption just like we’ve done with tobacco”. Read full article here