Sugar tax the new diet plan? Report outlines new guidelines

February 20, 2015 3:11 AM

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Sugar tax the new diet plan? Report outlines new guidelines

Americans should pay taxes on sugary sodas and snacks as a way to cut down on sweets, though they no longer need to worry about cholesterol, according to scientists helping to revamp dietary guidelines as U.S. obesity levels surge.

The recommendations Thursday from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee also call for Americans to reduce meat consumption and to take sustainability into account when dining.

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