Study of the first year of Berkeley’s tax on SSBs

April 18, 2017

Recent research following the first tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in a US city (Berkeley, CA) has found a subsequent decrease in sales. A study titled “Changes in prices, sales, consumer spending, and beverage consumption one year after a tax on … Continued

GFRP at UNC Alum Dalia Stern wins Impact Award

March 27, 2017

Dalia Stern, PhD won an Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award, recognizing research discoveries that contribute to better futures for people in North Carolina, for her research analyzing where people shopped for food, which foods they purchased and the nutrient profile of … Continued

SSB sales fall in Mexico after second year of taxes

March 1, 2017

Mexico’s peso-per-liter tax on sugar-sweetened beverages enacted in 2014 continues to affect sales of those beverages in the second year of the tax, show results from GFRP research, published in Health Affairs. The impact of the tax is important information about … Continued

You’d Be Surprised at How Many Foods Contain Added Sugar

January 12, 2017

An article in The Upshot from the New York Times featured our research showing over 60% of the foods and beverages purchased in American grocery stores contain added sugar. Some of those products are more obvious sugary foods, but not all. The … Continued

Ingredients: Added Sugars & Low-Calorie Sweeteners

June 27, 2016

Scientific evidence, expert groups, and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend decreasing caloric intake from added sugars. The recently announced update of the Nutrition Facts Panel from the FDA means that food labels will be required to report grams of added … Continued