Doctors Demand Tax on Sugary Drinks

An increase in child obesity and diabetes has forced Physicians’ and Pediatricians to call for several demands in an effort to lower the amount of sugar consumed by kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association have teamed up to target the makers of sugary beverages to help reduce the amount of sugar drinks kids consume. The two physician groups also want a federal nutrition assistance program that gives access to healthy foods and discourage sugar-sweetened drinks.

Doctors believe there should be regulations that require “added sugar content” listed on product labels, advertisements, and restaurant menus. The American Beverage Association believes that parents should be the ones in charge of their child nutrition and beverages are not the only reason for the country’s obesity epidemic.


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