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Australia: Cost effectiveness of “Traffic-Light” food labelling and “junk-food” taxes

Deakin University researchers modelled the cost effectiveness of ‘traffic-light’ nutrition labelling and a ‘junk-food’ tax.

The authors concluded that despite cost outlays of A$81 million for traffic-light labelling and A$18 million for ‘junk-food’ tax, both interventions would be cost-effective and excellent ‘value for money’.

Read the abstract of the cost effectiveness research: International Journal of Obesity, Online, 16 Nov 2010

Read more about the food labelling and junk food tax cost effectiveness research
: Dr Sharma.ca, 19 Nov 2010

Published on November 19, 2010 in Australian news,Traffic light labels