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Junk Food Tax

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Navajos Leading the Way in the Fight Against Obesity

Christina Palmer, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Palmer, M.D.

The rest of the country should pay attention to what happens on the Navajo Nation following the institution of the junk food tax, which recently passed. They may lead the way for the rest of America in the fight against obesity and related chronic disease.

Mexico Nears Junk Food Tax

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's congress approved a new tax on junk food Thursday as the government announced a campaign to fight obesity...

Making Soda More Expensive Could Spur People To Drink Less: Study

Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Raising the price of soda and junk food could spur people to consume less of these foods, according to a new study from New Zealand researchers. Th...

UN Report Supports Taxes On Junk Food

Posted 03.13.2012 | Food

Most of the overlap between the food world and the United Nations' mandate is about life-threatening hunger. The UN steps in to facilitate the distrib...