Model Ordinance Regulating Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Model Ordinance Regulating Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Options to reduce SSB consumption through sales

There are a variety of potential strategies to reduce the prevalence of SSBs in stores and restaurants, where SSBs are ubiquitous, extremely cheap, and available in massive portion sizes.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this Model Ordinance Regulating Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages as one tool to help communities reduce the consumption of SSBs and increase the consumption of healthy beverages. It contains a range of options for regulating retail sales of SSBs, including portion size restrictions and pricing regulations. It also contains options to increase the availability and attractiveness of water and to reduce sales of SSBs with children’s meals.

Download the Model Ordinance and its Findings below. Be sure to check out our other resources on regulating SSBs.