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Articles August 2018 Issue

Can Junk Food Taxes Improve Health?

Tufts researchers tackle tough questions on junk food taxes.

There is currently a lot of interest in whether adjusting food prices could encourage more healthful food choices, and ultimately improve health. Would taxes change buying behavior in meaningful and impactful ways? Would they lead to improved public health? And is it viable (and fair) to implement such policies on a national level? Tufts experts have examined these important issues in several recently published studies.

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