Briefing Book for Prof Tutor Only**



Options to a SSB tax Category 1: Other (non-tax) policy to reduce consumption of SSBs

 Marketing of SSBs to children

 SSBs on restaurants’ child meals

 Ban on SSB

 Warning labels on SSB

 Purchase of full-calorie soda in the SNAP program

 Nutrition Facts labels and menu labeling rules for SSBs

 Increased water consumption (eg Win with Water)

 Prime placement of healthier beverages in stores

 Product development or reformulation: lower sugar, smaller size, new options to reduce empty calories

 Non-caloric sweeteners

 Funds to support SSB reduction interventions/ programs Category 2: Policy to support healthy eating in general

 Standards for federal child nutrition programs and WIC

 Federal agricultural subsidies

 Nutrition Facts labels and menu labeling rules

 Food marketing to children

 Zoning for fast food restaurants

 “New markets” tax credit and “Healthy food financing initiative” (response to food deserts)

 Healthy foods in schools and early childhood education- meals, snacks, “competitive foods”, fundraising policy

 Nutritional quality of food at food banks

 Community gardens

 Funds to support healthy eating interventions/ programs Category 3: Policy to support active living

 Physical activity in school and early childhood education

 Physical activity in the workplace

 Built environment and land use policy (walkable/bikeable communities, building design, zoning, community design, street-scale urban design, parks and public spaces, rec centers, “complete streets”)

 School-community “shared use” agreements (for after hours use of school rec facilities)

 Transportation policy (mass transit, active transportation, city pedestrian zones, “open streets”)

 Public safety and safe neighborhoods

 Children’s screen time

 Funds to support active interventions/ programs


Category 4: Policy to support medical care and research

 Provider competencies for prevention and management of obesity (including referrals for medical and social services and basic needs)

 Clinical prevention and screening systems (food security, nutrition, obesity risk factors)

 Clinical decision support systems

 Obesity treatment coverage (intensive behavioral treatment, pharmaceutical therapy, bariatric surgery)

 Medicaid policy and funding

 Funds for obesity research- causes, prevention, management, treatment