Turning great ideas into healthier communities


BEST – Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax

Project Director(s)

Lynn Silver

This project seeks to evaluate the impact of the nation’s first significant tax on sugary beverages, passed in Berkeley, California in November 2014. The project, a joint effort with the University of North Carolina and PHI's Survey Research Group, is implementing a population based consumption survey as well as store-based research on prices and sales to assess the impact of the tax. The project is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.