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Healthy Weight Initiative Includes Tax on Sugared Beverages

By Pat Bradley

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Montpelier, VT – Attorney General William Sorrell has released the Vermont Healthy Weight Initiative - a series of policy, legal and program changes to fight obesity. A keystone of the initiative is a penny per ounce excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages, including soda and sports and energy drinks. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.