It is probably coming..
The United States once held the position of: industrialized country with the most severe weight problems.
..Only to be passed by Mexico(70% overweight, 32.8% obese)...
so what did Mexico do?
THEY BEGAN TAXING SODA!
Starting in January of 2014, Mexicans have had to pay a 10% tax on soda.
what did this do?
Sugary Drink purchases decreased by 10%
Non-Sugary Drink purchases increased by 7%
Plain Water purchases increased by 13%
**first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013**
Talk of this tax is gaining
momentum in California.
San Francisco has bee crunching numbers and is estimated that the funds raised would total $35 million to $54 million annually.
What will that money go to?
children’s nutrition and physical education programs.
What are your thoughts and concerns on this?
Feel free to leave feedback in the comments, I am REALLY interested in what you think!
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