I have mixed feelings on this-
Local, state, and/or national policies to reduce added sugars consumption should include policies that raise the price of sugary drinks, such as an excise tax. Such taxes should be accompanied by an education campaign on the risks of sugary drinks and on the rationale and benefits of the tax and should be supported by stakeholders. Tax revenues should be allocated, at least in part, to reducing health and socioeconomic disparities. Metrics should be established to evaluate the impact of such a tax.
The federal and state governments should support efforts to decrease sugary drink marketing to children and adolescents.
Federal nutrition assistance programs should ensure access to healthful foods and beverages and discourage consumption of sugary drinks.
Children, adolescents, and their families should have ready access to credible nutrition information, including on the nutrition facts panel, restaurant menus, and advertisements.
Policies that make healthful beverages the default choice should be widely adopted and followed.
Hospitals should serve as a model and implement policies to limit or disincentivize the purchase of sugary drinks.