Large State Variation in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Purchases: What We Learn from the Beverage Industry Data
Negative health consequences of excessive sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption have prompted recommendations for SSB taxation to improve diet and health. Over 40 countries and 8 local US jurisdictions have implemented SSB taxes to date. There is considerable interest in state SSB taxes in the USA, but state-level data on SSB consumption levels is lacking. This article uses proprietary data from the Beverage Marketing Corporation on beverage sales across all US retail channels to estimate state-level per capita SSB purchases in 2021.
Full citation: Andreyeva T., Large State Variation in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Purchases: What We Learn from the Beverage Industry Data, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2021, nzab128, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab128