In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Jim Krieger, MD, MPH, discusses policy and communications strategies for lowering sugar consumption in the U.S.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe trends in sugar consumption
  • Understand factors that drive sugar consumption
  • List strategies to reduce sugar consumption

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; local, state, and tribal policy makers; healthy food advocates


Jim Krieger, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Healthy Food America, and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Health Services, University of Washington

Discussion Questions

  1. What strategies to reduce sugar consumption have the highest impact and are most feasible to adopt and implement?
  2. What are the most powerful arguments against sugary drink taxes and how would you counter them?
  3. What should be considered when implementing sugar reduction strategies to assure they reduce health inequities?
Photograph of a spoon pouring sugar onto a pile.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills