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.
Beverage Availability in Food Stores Nationwide (February 2013)
Child-Directed Marketing Within and Around Fast-Food Restaurants (December 2012)
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)
Chriqui JF, Chaloupka FJ, Powell LM. A typology of beverage taxation: multiple approaches for obesity prevention and obesity prevention-related revenue generation. J Pub Health Policy. 2013;[E-pub ahead of print]. [View abstract]
Taber DR, Chriqui JF, Perna FM, Powell LM, Chaloupka FJ. Weight status among adolescents in states that govern competitive good nutrition content. Pediatrics
Terry-McElrath YM, Johsnton LD, O'Malley PM. Trends in competitive venue beverage availability: findings from US secondary schools. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(8):776-778. [View abstract]
Chaloupka FJ. Public health and revenue implications of a sugar sweetened beverage tax. Invited presentation for: The Vermont House Health Committee; February 15, 2013. [View pdf]
Chaloupka FJ. Tobacco product licensing, production & distribution. Presented at: RAND Conference and Webcast on Developing Public Health Regulations for Marijuana: Lessons from Alcohol and Tobacco; February 11, 2013; Arlington, VA. [View pdf]
Chaloupka FJ. Restrictions on tobacco use, sales & marketing. Presented at: RAND Conference and Webcast on Developing Public Health Regulations for Marijuana: Lessons from Alcohol and Tobacco; February 11, 2013; Arlington, VA. [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]
2011 State Soda Tax Map
Download a map showing sales tax rates for regular, sugar-sweetened soda in each state
2011 State-by-State Soda Tax Rates
See a summary of the latest sales tax rates for regular, sugar-sweetened soda in each state