University considers dropping sugary drinks due to soda tax

The University of Colorado at Boulder is considering eliminating sugary beverages from its dining halls due to a new soda tax implemented by the city, Daily Camera reports.

The tax adds 2 cents per ounce to drinks containing at least 5 grams of added sugar for every 12 ounces. Until recently, school officials were unaware that the tax would affect the university, as it is a state entity. The city has given the school a one-year exemption from the tax so it can plan for the change.

Going forward, school officials will look at whether they should minimize the amount of sugary beverages offered in dining halls or eliminate them altogether. When students return to campus in the fall, a survey will help determine which sugary beverages are most popular with students. 

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