Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand

The New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel has written a  Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand

This document provides:

  • The rationale why a sugary drink tax is an important component of any strategy to address childhood obesity, adult obesity and dental caries.
  • An outline of the possible structure a sugary drink tax may take.
  • An estimation of revenue such a tax could generate.
  • Suggested areas of how revenue could be used.