The GFRP Team at UNC is providing these fact sheets that summarize evidence on key issues, including trends in dietary intake, overweight/obesity, and the deleterious effects of sugary beverage and junk food intake. These fact sheets are designed to provide scholars, journalists, policymakers, advocates, and others with up-to-date information on key focused topics essential to regulatory and tax efforts. These resources are available to help individuals and groups to access important knowledge and to help in their own advocacy, research, writing, and other activities.

Available Resources

  • Taxation and Price of Sugary Beverages: Countering Industry Claims (English, November 2016) –  PDF / Word
  • Colombia
    • Por qué es necesario un impuesto a las bebidas azucaradas? (Español, Julio 2016) – PDF / Word
    • Why Tax SSBs (English, July 2016) – PDF / Word
    • Impuesto a las bebidas azucaradas: contraargumentos a los sectores que no están de acuerdo con la medida (Español) – PDF
    • Marketing de alimentos y bebidas no saludables dirigido a la población infanil (Español, Julio 2017) – PDF
  • South Africa
    • Preventing Obesity in South Africa (October 2016) – Fact Sheet covering Burden of Obesity, Why Tax SSBs, & Countering Industry Claims – PDF
  • Mexico
    • Destapando la Verdad (Español, Junio 2016) – PDF
    • Uncapping the Truth, the Mexican SSB Tax works (English, June 2016) – PDF