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Soda Taxes, Ad Limits, Better Labels: Doctors Want to Limit Sugary Drinks for Kids, Teens

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Soda Taxes, Ad Limits, Better Labels: Doctors Want to Limit Sugary Drinks for Kids, Teens

To help improve children’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association are teaming up and pressing for sugary-drink taxes, limits on marketing and better nutritional information.

Rather than stocking vending machines with sodas and juices, for instance, the two organizations are pushing for more healthy drinks such as water and milk to become the beverages of choice. The concern stems from increasing obesity rates among children and teens, particularly in low-income communities. To learn more about this initiative, head over to USA Today.