TWO SCHOLARLY RESEARCH ARTICLESChiriquí, Jamie F., et al. 1. I found the first "State Sales Tax Rates Scholarly article by for Soft Drinks and going to (Galileo Snacks Sold through scholar) through the Grocery Stores and uwg’s library page Vending Machines, and searched through 2007." Journal of public multiple databases at health policy 29.2 one time. My three (2008): 226-49. ProQuest keywords were: Tax*; Research Library. Web. Junk Food; 2005 11 Mar. 2012. (cited) 2. I chose the first article because it indicates their views on junk food and the idea of it becoming taxed worldwide. They believe with a higher tax to pay on junk food less consumption of these products will occur, therefore obesity rates will go down.
COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE PASSED ASIMILAR TAX• http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/10/02/denmark- introduces-fat-tax-on-foods-high-in-saturated-fat/• I found this internet news article by first using the “CRAP TEST” on all my potential sites until I choose www.abcnews.com, This site was current and is updated everyday, the information given is very reliable and give information that can be backed up with facts. (For example Vending machine junk foods are taxed at a higher rate than grocery items.) Most importantly the article was not bias. When talking about a touchy subject it can get hard to not appear bias but this website went off factual information that is current.• Then within their site I typed in (Tax on Junk food) and there were over 33,000 results, then to narrow my search results I put in a specific place that a tax has been passed. (Denmark Tax on Junk Foods)• After that my search results narrowed down to 24,000, and out of the first three news articles I picked the second one because of it’s relevance and after researching the author (Olivia Katrandjian) and viewing that she was educated and an expert about this matter I figured this source would be an all around good source to use.
SECOND SCHOLARLY ARTICLENARROWED RESULTS• Barnhill, Anne. "Impact and Ethics of Excluding Sweetened Beverages from the SNAP Program." American Journal of Public Health 101.11 (2011): 2037-43. ABI/INFORM Complete; ABI/INFORM Global; ProQuest Research Library; ProQuest Social Science Journals. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. (cited)• Two narrow my results, and find my second Scholarly article, I decided to make the year more current, I put 2010 instead of 2005 and instead of Junk foods I decided to search unhealthy foods.• Before I got 622 results and after narrowing down my search brought the total number of results down to 414.• I chose this first article because it talks about New York recent petition to the US Department of Agriculture. The article stated, “that New York wanted permission to conduct a demonstration project in which sweetened beverages would be excluded from the foods eligible to be purchased with Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) benefits (i.e., food stamps) in New York City.
BOOK ABOUT THE ISSUEBook Title: Understanding Childhood Obesity. Contributors: J. Clinton Smith - author. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi. Place of Publication: Jackson, MS. Publication Year: 1999. Page Number: iii. (Cited)• This book discussed how childhood Obesity is a big heath issue in America. I choose this book not only because it is about the topic at hand but because The author was an expert on this issue and the information within the book was detailed information discussing the credentials to be considered obese, and some things that can help to prevent the problem of obesity.
2 WEBSITES• http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet- fitness/diabetes/articles/2010/10/07/health-buzz-no-soda- sugary-drinks-for-food-stamp-us• I chose this website because according to the new York Times, “As part of a fierce campaign against diabetes and obesity, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday asked the federal government for permission to ban 1.7 million food-stamp users from buying sodas and other sugary drinks. I felt this information was not only interesting but important• http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/letters-to-the- editor/2009/10/19/combating-the-obesity-epidemic• I Chose this website foremost because it is a credible source. Also it speaks directly about the obesity epidemic and it gives us actual percentages of how many people in our population are obese. The site also talks about how the government has passed a similar tax on cigarettes and how this too needs to go toward junk foods because they use the extra money from the products causing the problems to contribute to the solution.