A Baltimore councilman introduced legislation to require warning labels like this one on sugar-sweetened drinks in the city. A study published in Pediatrics found that such a label might deter parents from buying the drinks.
Baltimore City Health Department
Eating healthfully in America is hard. We have to contend with constant sugary and oily temptations, while pervasive ads coax us to eat these items day in and out.
The public health community generally agrees that regulations and taxes could help remind us of the potential health toll of the unhealthiest items — like beverages high in sugar — and keep us from consuming too much of them.
Lately, the idea of affixing a health warning label to sugary beverages also has been gett…