The Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021 will address inequities in access to healthy, affordable food and drinks in Washington, DC. In order for the bill to move forward, it needs to have a hearing in the Committee on Business and Economic Development. Email the committee chair, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, to ask him to hold the next hearing to advance this critical legislation.
The SWEET Act would create a national tax on sugary drinks like soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks with added sugar, and energy drinks, and give Congress the chance to invest billions in annual revenue in our health. Ask your representative to cosponsor this critical legislation to prioritize public health!
Food and beverage companies spend nearly $2 billion a year marketing to children, impacting their food and beverage choices, diets, and health. Tell Massachusetts state legislators to support H.2333/S.1464 to protect children from the health risks of sugary drinks.