Presentation Title

The Soda Tax Effect on Health Outcomes

Location

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 6:00 PM

End Date

4-17-2019 7:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Patti Culross, MD, MPH and Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

One-half of Americans consumed one sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) on any given day according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Sugar-sweetened beverages, also called sugary drinks, are drinks that have added sugar or other sweetener. Consumption of SSBs is a risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. It should be noted that consumption of SSBs is a contributing factor to these two chronic diseases, not necessarily the factor that will cause the disease. Food deserts are areas that lack the access to affordable healthy foods and drinks. Americans living in food deserts lack essential nutrients in their diets. Previous research has shown that food deserts is associated to high consumption of SSBs. Food deserts will be used to show soda consumption in this study as a proxy variable.

The goal of this paper is to observe the effect of the soda tax on health outcomes, specifically diabetes and obesity. The paper will look at the before and after effects of the soda tax in the United States cities that it has been enacted in as well as the before and after health outcomes through a policy brief. GIS maps will be used to observe hotspots of food deserts in the United States. To research the soda taxes in the United States, I will analyze the data for health effects in two different ways: 1. the direct health effects on diabetes and obesity and 2. Variations in the various health laws.

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The Soda Tax Effect on Health Outcomes

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

One-half of Americans consumed one sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) on any given day according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Sugar-sweetened beverages, also called sugary drinks, are drinks that have added sugar or other sweetener. Consumption of SSBs is a risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. It should be noted that consumption of SSBs is a contributing factor to these two chronic diseases, not necessarily the factor that will cause the disease. Food deserts are areas that lack the access to affordable healthy foods and drinks. Americans living in food deserts lack essential nutrients in their diets. Previous research has shown that food deserts is associated to high consumption of SSBs. Food deserts will be used to show soda consumption in this study as a proxy variable.

The goal of this paper is to observe the effect of the soda tax on health outcomes, specifically diabetes and obesity. The paper will look at the before and after effects of the soda tax in the United States cities that it has been enacted in as well as the before and after health outcomes through a policy brief. GIS maps will be used to observe hotspots of food deserts in the United States. To research the soda taxes in the United States, I will analyze the data for health effects in two different ways: 1. the direct health effects on diabetes and obesity and 2. Variations in the various health laws.