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Hard Talk on Soft Drinks

Grades:

11 12 |

Subject:

health |

Date:

October 23, 2009

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This video examines a new proposition that would levy a tax on sugary soft drinks as a way to pay for part of a new health care plan. It covers both the political side of imposing such a tax as well as the health implications of sugary drinks and the implication that they are part of the underlying cause of the nation’s rise in obesity levels. This exercise is purely educational and is not meant to single out students, but rather to investigate the food/drink choices of the students as a class.