Bridging the Gap launched a research brief series to share quick and concise research results, as well as policy implications, on a range of topics. These briefs report on findings from all of our data collection and analysis activities, including those examining state laws, local policies, community built environments, school practices, and more.
Restricting Mobile Vendors Near Schools (March 2016)
Bridging the Gap's monographs, chartbooks, and other major reports provide comprehensive data and illustrate trends and disparities in health-related policies, practices, and environments nationwide.
School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children's Health Five Years After the Federal Mandate. School Years 2006-07 through 2010-11. Volume 3. (February 2013)
Isgor Z, Powell LM, Rimkus LM and Chaloupka FJ. Associations between retail food store exterior advertisements and community demographic and socioeconomic composition. Health & Place. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]
Turner L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell LM and Chaloupka FJ. Improvements and disparities in types of foods and milk beverages offered in elementary school lunches, 2006–07 to 2013–14. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]
Ohri-Vachaspati P, Turner L, Adams MA, Bruening M and Chaloupka FJ. School resources and engagement in technical assistance programs is associated with higher prevalence of salad bars in elementary school lunches in the United States. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]
Powell LM, et al. Televised fast-food advertising: what children see and its impact on food and beverage choices. Presented at the Healthy Eating Research Annual Meeting; February 2015; Baltimore, MD.
Barker DC, et al. Availability of healthy food products at check-out nationwide, 2010-2012. Presented at the Healthy Eating Research Annual Grantee Meeting; February 2015; Baltimore, MD.
Chaloupka FJ. Public health and revenue implications of a sugar sweetened beverage tax in Vermont. Invited testimony for the Vermont House Ways and Means Committee; March 11, 2015. [View PDF]
Bassler EJ, Chriqui JF, Stagg K, Schneider LM, Infusino K, Asada Y. Controlling junk food and the bottom line: case studies of schools successfully implementing strong nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages. Illinois Public Health Inst. 2013. [View Report]
2014 State Soda Tax Map
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2014 State-by-State Soda Tax Rates
See a summary of the latest sales tax rates for regular, sugar-sweetened soda in each state