Philadelphia has become the first major US city to approve sugar tax on fizzy drinks.
It's a movement that gathering momentum globally after the UK announced it would do the same earlier this year.
In New Zealand, a petition calling for a tax on sugary beverages is also gathering steam.
The petition can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/parliament‐petition‐for‐a‐tax‐on‐sugar‐sweetened‐beverages
Healthy Food Guide editor in chief Niki Bezzant is behind the petition and spoke to Paul Henry this morning.