The Heartland Institute, based in Cook County, Ill., just released a new Research & Commentary on the recently repealed Cook County beverage tax.
Check out the full article here.
Instead of taxes, there is a better approach – one that won’t place burdens on people living paycheck to paycheck and can tackle the seeming intractable problem of obesity in our country. It involves beverage companies, government and public health advocates joining together on sound solutions that will work.
Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and PepsiCo are already showing how this can be done by partnering with public health groups like the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and a number of national and community organizations to help people reduce the sugar and calories they get from beverages. We are dedicated to supporting our consumers by offering great tasting products and plenty of options to help them moderate their calories and sugar from beverages. Working together, we can make our communities stronger while at the same time empowering people to lead healthy and balanced lives.