Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Repealed

On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-2 to repeal the County’s sweetened beverage tax. Critical Cook County services and the health of our children lost to Big Soda’s multi-million dollar campaign to protect its profits. That means diseases linked to sugary drink consumption, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and […]

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Register for the IAPO in-person coalition meeting on October 18th

REGISTER HERE to join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity at its annual in-person coalition meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017  (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST) at Elmhurst Hospital (Lower Level, Oak Room), located at 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. This year, IAPO is refreshing our guiding document, the State Obesity […]

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

July 28, 2017- Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association alleging that the Cook County sweetened beverage tax was unconstitutional. The tax will now go into effect on August 2, 2017. More information about the implementation of the tax is available on the County’s website. The […]

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Pump Up P.E. Progress Report

Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness is the Illinois Public Health Institute’s (IPHI) professional development program for Illinois P.E. teachers. The program offers trainings and technical assistance on implementing high-quality enhanced physical education (EPE) programs that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness. Specifically, after attending a Pump Up P.E. […]

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IAPO Supports Implementation of the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

Update: On Friday, June 30, 2017, a Circuit Court judge granted a temporary restraining order against the collection of Cook County’s penny per ounce beverage tax. While we are disappointed about this temporary setback, we are confident that the sweetened beverage tax will soon be implemented and our communities will experience the health benefits that come […]

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