By Katie Lannan

“The average child consumes enough sugary drinks each year to fill a bathtub — more than 30 gallons — according to two organizations that this week recommended a suite of policy options aimed at reducing kids’ access to such beverages and encouraging healthier alternatives.
On Beacon Hill, lawmakers have offered a pair of proposals that take aim at kids’ consumption of sugary beverages and align with the Academy of Pediatrics/Heart Association recommendation.
Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Kay Khan and Rep. Jon Santiago have filed bills that would impose an excise tax on sugary drinks, with the tax increasing along with the sugar content.”