Journal News: Research shows "soda tax" more effective at reducing obesity than cutting cost of healthy foods

Release Date: March 20, 2010

An editorial in The Journal News about the "soda tax" being considered in Albany suggests passing the tax would help combat childhood obesity and provide Westchester County with $34.2 million to fund public health and health-care services, and reports that a UB study showed that taxing unhealthy food is a more effective way to fight obesity than making healthy foods more affordable.

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