Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Connecticut Debates Tax on Sugary Beverages

Connecticut state lawmakers are pushing for a tax on sugary beverages, which they argue will help to fight obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. They also assert that the tax will generate some needed revenue for Connecticut, which is facing a large deficit in the budget. Those who oppose the tax say that smaller, independent merchants will be hit hardest following a decline in sales if the tax is introduced. They are also concerned about where the money from the tax would be allocated, and whether or not it would go back into fighting obesity, diabetes and tooth decay with nutrition programs.

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