Seattle’s Sugary Drink Tax: Why It’s Important
Seattle is considering a two-cent per ounce tax on drinks sweetened with added sugars—why is this important news? We’re glad you asked.
Places have begun to propose and implement sugary drink taxes around the country, and the Seattle City Council is considering a two-cent per ounce tax on drinks sweetened with added sugars. Benjamin Danielson is a pediatrician with Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and co-chair of Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition, and former board member for the American Heart Association. Learn about his view about the importance of Seattle’s sugary drink tax in the new Seattle Times Op-Ed piece.