Soda taxes, ad limits, better labels: Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens – USA TODAY

Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 5:33 AM EDT Mar 25, 2019 Citing concern about children’s health, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association are calling for sugary-drink taxes, limits on marketing to kids and teens, and more precise nutritional information on packaging. In a policy statement released Monday, the two organizations also said they wanted to see healthy drinks, like water and milk, be the default beverages on kiddie menus and in vending machines, and they encouraged hospitals to serve as examples for how to limit or discourage consumption of sugary drinks. “Excess consumption of added sugars, especially ...

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