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Lining Government Coffers

January 13, 2017

To shore up the budget, Illinois policymakers are considering placing a penny-per-ounce tax on common grocery store items like juice drinks, soda, sports drinks and tea.

A recent editorial from The Jacksonville Journal-Courier urges policymakers to tell the truth about the proposed tax – it’s not about health, it’s all about raising revenue. But discriminatory taxes hurt hardworking families and local businesses. The consequences of such a tax would lead to “lost jobs coming from the likely decline in sales when consumers have to pay an additional 70 cents for a two-liter bottle or $1.44 for a 12 pack of drinks. Those lost jobs will trickle down to decreased revenue for everyone along the chain, from producers to convenience store workers.”

Not only can these taxes have devastating…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

November 22, 2016

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and American Beverage Association Issue First Progress Report on Reducing Beverage Calories

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies today issued the first annual independent evaluation of the Balance Calories Initiative, a landmark effort to decrease beverage calories in the American diet. The Balance Calories Report on 2015 Progress lays out the ambitious work that beverage companies have undertaken to build a foundation of strategies in the marketplace that drive changes in consumer purchases and consumption.

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November 15, 2016

AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Beverage industry announces milestones in its commitment to eliminate waste to landfill from facilities

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November 9, 2016

AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO RESULTS OF TAX REFERENDUMS IN BAY AREA AND BOULDER, COLO.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – We respect the decision of voters in these cities. Our energy remains squarely focused on reducing the sugar consumed from beverages – engaging with prominent public health and community organizations to change behavior. We’re driving this change across America, including communities with the highest rates of obesity. It’s the hard work necessary for true and lasting change.

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October 31, 2016

AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS AND MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of Jeff Honickman, CEO of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd, as Chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers and members to the Board. 

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Worth a Watch...

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards – a program in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – supports mayors’ ongoing childhood obesity prevention programs in their cities. The 2016 winners were just announced and Fontana, Calif., Mayor Acquanetta Warren received first place for a medium size city for her “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” program. The program encourages elementary and middle school children enrolled in the city’s after-school programs to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and provides them with additional opportunities for physical activity. Watch this video to learn more about how this program is helping students learn good lifelong habits on balance.

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