136. Philly Spotlight: Beverage Tax Successes and Challenges

2019 FNCE Sessions recordings

This discussion discusses the social implications of this policy and the nutritional impact on the communities the tax is meant to help improve.

  • SKU FNCE19136
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$24.00
Nonmember Price
$54.00

This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.

Philadelphia is one of the few cities nationwide that has implemented the Beverage Tax, specifically designed to reduce consumption of sweetened beverages. In this interview with Dr. Christine Roberto, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, we will discuss the advantages and challenges of this policy implementation and the impact it has on Philadelphians. Dr. Roberto is also the lead author on an article published in JAMA detailing the efficacy of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. We will discuss the social implications of this policy and the nutritional impact on the communities the tax is meant to help improve. Participants will have ample opportunity to elicit discussion with our speaker during the Q&A portion of the session.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1- Basic
Learning Need Codes: 3020, 4080, 9020

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
  • 12.1.2 Leads or participates in the development of food, nutrition and health policies.
  • 12.3.1 Designs programs and/or interventions based on assessment and evidence-based literature.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize how beverage taxes are implemented in a large urban environment.
  • Determine the stakeholders impacted with a city-wide beverage tax.
  • Describe the advantages and challenges with taxation on specific beverages.

Moderator

  • Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Speakers

  • Christina Roberto, PhD
  • SKU FNCE19136