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NZ: Smart-card proposal to combat NZ obesity

Public health researchers have identified ways to help families afford enough nutritious food.

They came up with two possibilities: the removal of GST on healthy foods, and the use of a smartcard providing discounts on nutritious food.  The researchers found there were strong arguments against removing GST on food.  They recommended the smart card instead.

It would be similar to the food stamps now given to low-income families in the United States.

Read more: NZ Herald, 3 Sep 2009

Published on September 5, 2009 in New Zealand news