Dana Singer, JD, research analyst at the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, suggests in her Critical Opportunities presentation that banning these drinks in schools, limiting the product size, posting warning signs, as well as prohibiting SNAP dollars from being spent on sugar-sweetened beverages are ways law could be used to improve this considerable dental health problem.
The Critical Opportunities initiative of the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation presents evidence and ideas for proposed legal and policy changes that can positively impact public health challenges. This video presents these ideas and evidence, and includes the practical and political feasibility of implementing the proposed changes to laws and policies. All Critical Opportunities videos can be viewed at http://youtube.com/CriticalOpps4PHL
Learn more about the issue of Mountain Dew Mouth:
- “Legal Interventions to Reduce ‘Mountain Dew Mouth,’” NewPublicHealth interview with Dana Singer, JD and Priscilla Harris, JD
- “Undoing the Damage of the Dew,” published in December 2009 in the Appalachian Journal of Law (paid access)
- Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice Laws Map, via LawAtlas
- See the slides from this presentation
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The views expressed in this Critical Opportunities presentation are those of the authors or presenters, and do not represent the views or values of Public Health Law Research or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.