Many Americans are unaware that limiting their sugary drinks can make a significant difference in their health. These beverages are the leading source of added sugar in the diet. Research has shown that drinking a large amount of sugary beverages can lead to weight gain, nonalcoholic liver disease, and diabetes. In addition, these sugary beverages can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and less healthy behaviors. So, it is important to limit these sugary beverages.
It is important to focus on improving the health of children
The American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and hospitals have endorsed the idea of capping sugary drinks. But the portion cap rule has been challenged. A recent ruling by the New York Court of Appeals reversed the provision, meaning that the sugary drink tax can still be implemented in the state. The law is now in effect in New York. It is unclear if the new law will affect this legislation, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says it is a good step toward improving the health of children.
While the California Supreme Court upheld the new law, the federal government has blocked any new sugary drinks tax until 2031. The preemption clause meant that if a city or county passed a new law that restricted the use of sales tax revenues, it would lose sales tax revenue. The campaign is using several methods to educate the public. It has produced multiple videos, printed materials, and distributed them to schools, child care centers, and health clinics.