March 27, 2016
Makeover Monday: Will a sugar tax have an impact on childhood obesity?
Chancellor George Osbourne recently announced that a tax on sugary drinks is to be introduce in the UK. This has been a long-denated issue in the States as well. Are companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi responsible for the childhood obesity epidemic or should parents be held more responsible? A "sugar tax” is one way the government is hoping to make a dramatic impact, yet there is no sign of anything being done to educate parents. The BBC published this viz to show how people in the UK get their added sugar:
For my Makeover Monday of this viz, I walk you through the step-by-step approach I took. I start with what works and what doesn’t in the original, then as you click through the points you’ll see how I iterated until arriving at my final version. Enjoy!