What it will do
Expand preschool and early education
Kids who attend a high-quality preschool are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college. The revenue would give kids access to preschool and literacy programs, giving them a head start on learning.
Support physical activity and healthy eating
Early education can lead to a lifetime of healthy habits. Revenue would support programs like school gardens, nutrition education and physical fitness classes to promote healthy eating and exercise for kids.
Reduce diabetes, heart disease and other health threats
Soda and other sugary drinks are top culprits contributing to the life-threatening conditions harming our communities. In other cities, similar taxes have reduced consumption of sugary drinks by nearly 10 percent – and invested millions in programs that support healthier choices for kids.