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InCHIP Lecture Series: Sara Bleich 11/16/17

Please join us for our next event in the 2017-2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“Philadelphia Beverage Tax: Early Data on Price and Consumption”

Sara Bleich, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

To attend this lecture, please RSVP

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes are gaining momentum. Berkeley passed the nation’s first SSB tax in 2014 followed by Philadelphia in 2016. Since then, seven new SSB laws have passed across the U.S. with more likely in the near future Taxing SSBs is considered by many to be a promising public health response to the obesity epidemic. SSBs are strongly linked with obesity (more so than any other food or beverage group), are a risk factor for a variety of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, are the largest source of added sugar in the U.S. diet, and have no nutritional value. This presentation will cover the preliminary results from the evaluation of the SSB tax in Philly – one of the largest SSB taxes to pass to date. It will specifically focus on the influence of the Philadelphia beverage tax on beverage prices and sales.

Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • UConn Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Livestream Access
View the live stream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.


About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.