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US: Tax junk food or subsidise health food? What works?

Researchers investigated which is more effective in getting people to eat a healthier diet: making healthy food more affordable or making unhealthy food more expensive.

Their results favour taxes as a way of reducing the number of calories we eat.

Read the abstract: Psychological Science, 21(3), 406-414

Read more about food taxes or subsidies: Psychology Today, 23 May 2010

Published on May 15, 2010 in International news