Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Diet Quality Among U.S. Children and AdultsConsumption of ultraprocessed foods has been linked with higher intake of added sugars, sodium, and unhealthful fats, but the associations of ultraprocessed foods with overall diet quality and major food groups are not well known.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Policies in the Broader Legal Context: Health and Safety Warning Laws and the First AmendmentHealth and safety warnings are a regular part of the consumer protection landscape. However, the only sugar-sweetened beverage policy passed to date was found unconstitutional under the First Amendment. This paper evaluates sugar-sweetened beverage warning policies in light of existing health and safety warnings on consumer products and the First Amendment.
A Meta-Analysis of Food Labeling Effects on Consumer Diet Behaviors and Industry PracticesThe influence of food and beverage labeling (food labeling) on consumer behaviors, industry responses, and health outcomes is not well established.
The Potential for Federal Preemption of State and Local Sugar-Sweetened Beverage TaxesFederal, state, and local governments each have a role to play in protecting health. President Obama recognized that “state and local governments have frequently protected health, safety, and the environment more aggressively than has the national Government.”1 Yet, the federal government can hinder state and local activity through preemption, which is “when a higher level of government restricts, or even eliminates, a lower level of government’s ability to regulate an issue.”2 State governments can similarly preempt local law.