The Sydney Morning Herald: Taxing junk food could help fight obesity

Release Date: March 4, 2010


An article distributed by Agence France-Presse reports that taxing high-fat and sugary junk food is a more effective way to fight obesity than making healthy foods like fruit and vegetables more affordable, and cites research by Leonard Epstein, professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine, on women's shopping habits. The article was widely distributed in the international press, and appeared in news outlets that include the Sydney Morning Herald, Fox News stations throughout the U.S., MSN Philippines News, Turkish Press, Food Week, France 24 International News and the Booster Shots blog in the Los Angeles Times.

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