There has been some public debate recently over whether or not a tax on common grocery items like teas, sports drinks, soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages will help make people healthier and turn the tide on obesity.

The truth is: if we want to get serious about obesity, it starts with education – not laws and regulation.  It’s not the government’s job to grocery shop for your family.  It’s yours.  Lawmakers and others who advocate for regulations that impact what you eat, drink and feed your family should focus on what matters most – education, jobs and the economy – and leave the grocery shopping to us.

Check out for more information on how you can help prevent politicians from poking around in your grocery cart. And remember— what’s in your cart is your business.