About the Authors

Lynn D. Silver

Contributed equally to this work with: Lynn D. Silver, Shu Wen Ng

Affiliation Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2680-7393

Shu Wen Ng

Contributed equally to this work with: Lynn D. Silver, Shu Wen Ng

Affiliations Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0582-110X

Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra

Affiliation Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

Lindsey Smith Taillie

Affiliations Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Marta Induni

Affiliation Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

Donna R. Miles

Affiliation Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9490-2096

Jennifer M. Poti

Affiliation Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7651-3625

Barry M. Popkin

popkin@unc.edu

Affiliations Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9495-9324

Competing Interests

BMP is on an NAS committee focused on preschool beverage consumption, chairs the Choices International Foundation scientific committee, has been a co-investigator of one random controlled trial funded by Nestle’s Water USA, but has never consulted for them. BMP presented a paper on SSB global trends in a symposium at the British Nutrition Society symposium sponsored by Danone Waters. LDS is a volunteer board member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and has worked as a consultant, both paid and volunteer, for the World Health Organization, and organizations which have advocated for sugar sweetened beverage taxes. LDS has also donated to Berkeley’s Measure D and advocated for its approval. SWN is on the expert advisory committee for the Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax evaluation project that is being conducted by researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: LDS SWN SRI MI LST BMP. Data curation: LDS SRI MI DRM JMP SRI. Formal analysis: SWN DRM LST SRI. Funding acquisition: BMP. Investigation: LDS SWN SRI MI LST DRM JMP MI BMP. Methodology: LDS SWN SRI MI LST BMP DRM. Project administration: LDS BMP. Resources: LDS BMP. Software: SWN DRM JMP SRI LST. Supervision: LDS BMP. Validation: LDS SWN BMP. Visualization: LDS SWN SRI LST. Writing – original draft: SWN LDS SRI LST BMP. Writing – review & editing: LDS SWN SRI MI LST DRM JMP MI BMP.