Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: case studies | World Obesity Federation

Case Studies

The case studies below exemplify some of the interventions and policies implemented around the globe.

This study provides a process of six steps to help identify actions required to re-orientate food systems to ensure they are more child-centred. Read more.

This article reviews the change in youth’s behaviours and interactions with the environment during COVID-19 and considers ways to update research methods for improved accuracy of the future evidence base. Read more.

This study highlights the benefits of a systems perspective for policy interventions in order to reduce obesity in the US. Read more.

This paper has devised a framework to show the linkages between various elements of food systems and the diets of children and adolescents. Read more.

This paper reviewed evidence over the last 5 years to highlight the links between shifting patterns of diet-related disease in Sub- Saharan Africa and food systems. Read more.

The objective of this article was to overview what a food system is, discuss sustainable food systems, and provide recommendations for future research in the field. Read more.

This paper argues for governance reforms related to the European Union’s approach to food policy. Read more.

This review aims to describe the current TFA climate within Thailand and to highlight TFA elimination measures that have been successful within the country. Read more.

This study investigates the implementation of taxes on ultra-processed food products and sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico and aims to determine how the introduction of these taxes has changed the levels of purchase and consumption of products. Read more.

This study explores the rapid increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) in Asia and analyses market data to determine trends in UPF consumption, packaged food retail distribution channels, ‘market transnationalisation’, and ‘market concentration’.

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This paper aims to give an overview of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our food systems, and how this may impact our diet & nutrition in the future. Read more.

The study aimed to estimate the potential reduction in obesity prevalence in adults in Mexico as a result of the implementation of warning labels on packaged products. Read more

This study aims to determine how the sugar content of soft drinks and volume sales of soft drinks changed in the UK during the period of 2015-2018, during the implementation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

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This article describes the Healthy Food Strategy adopted by Saudi Arabia aimed at enhancing healthy lifestyles and reducing the intake of salt, sugar, saturated fatty acids (SSF) & trans fatty acids (TFAs), as well as exploring the impact of this initiative.

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This study aims to investigate inequality in access to organic & healthy food within the local food environment of Barcelona, exploring whether a correlation is present between socioeconomic status and levels of access to healthy products.

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This article explores food systems in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting food insecurity issues, the possibility of COVID-19 transmission through the food chain, and investigates how our food systems should be altered to reduce the chance of food crises in the future. Read more.

This study investigates the relationship between short supply chains and Body Mass Index (BMI) in Italy – specifically aiming to determine whether an increased density of farmer’s markets results in a societal reduction in BMI. Read more.

Food Systems Dossier

This page will be constantly updated with new studies as they come about. In the meantime, you can view our other elements of the food systems dossier.

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