About the Tax Investments

Seattle's Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) was designed to improve the health of Seattle residents by reducing the sales and consumption of sugary drinks and to raise revenue for important programs that increase healthy food access and support child health and early learning.

The ordinance that established the SBT (Ordinance 125324) states the beverage tax shall be used to: 

  1. Expand access to healthy and affordable food, close the food security gap, and promote healthy food choices
  2. Support programs that improve the social, emotional, educational, physical, and mental health for children to prepare children for a strong and fair start in kindergarten.


For more information about the Sweetened Beverage Tax and the tax investments, view the materials below.

Materials in other languages:

Fact Sheet       2018 Infographic
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