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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 drink 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 periodically updated to reflect the latest evidence and are available to help individuals and groups to access important knowledge and to help in their own advocacy, research, writing, and other activities. If you would like to use and adapt these fact sheets, please email us for a Word version.

World Policy Maps

  • Sugary Drink Taxes (updated April 2021) — PDF
  • Front-of-Package Labeling (updated May 2021) — PDF
  • School Food Environment (updated April 2021) — PDF
  • Regulations on Food Marketing to Children (updated July 2018) — PDF

Fact Sheets

  • Ultra-processed foods: A global threat to public health (updated May 2021)
  • What’s in our Food? A guide to introducing effective front-of-package nutrient labels (English, September 2020) — PDF
  • Sugary Drink Taxes
    • Why Tax Sugary Drinks (English, February 2020) — PDF
    • Countering Industry Claims on Taxing Sugary Drinks (English, August 2017) — PDF
  • Industry Self-Regulation: Empty Pledges (English, July 2020)— PDF
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity with Healthy School Food Environments (English, September 2018) — PDF
  • Front-of-Package Labeling: Empowering Consumers to Make Healthy Choices (English, September 2020) — PDF
  • Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Why Regulation is Critical to Reducing Obesity (English, August 2020) — PDF
  • Peru
    • Global Support for Peruvian Regulations (English, November 2017) — PDF
    • Apoyo global a las regulaciones peruanas (Español, Noviembre 2017) — PDF
  • Colombia
    • Por qué es necesario un impuesto a las bebidas azucaradas? (Español, Julio 2016) — PDF
    • Why Tax Sugary Drinks (English, July 2016) — PDF
    • 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 Sugary Drinks, & Countering Industry Claims PDF
  • Mexico
    • Destapando la Verdad (Español, Junio 2016) — PDF
    • Uncapping the Truth, the Mexican Sugary Drink Tax works (English, June 2016) — PDF