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.
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)
Powell LM, Nguyen BT, Dietz WH. Energy and nutrient intake from pizza in the United States. Pediatrics. 2015; 135(2): 323-330. [View abstract]
Terry-McElrath YM, Chriqui JF, O'Malley PM, Chaloupka FJ, Johnston LD. Regular soda policies, school availability, and high school student consumption. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014. [View abstract]
Turner L, Chaloupka FJ. Continued promise of school breakfast programs for improving academic outcomes: Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015; 169(1):13-14.
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]
Terry-McElrath Y. The changing landscape of competitive foods and beverages in US secondary schools. Webinar presented for the Smart School Foods Hub Coalition; March 2015. [View PDF]
Quinn C, Rimkus L, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Outdoor advertising for foods and beverages: What's being advertised and to whom? Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA. [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