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  • 1. ITS NOT OPINION ITS FACT Tripled in the last 30 years!!!
  • 2. The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 kids now considered obese
  • 3. PREVENTING OBESITY? THROUGH JUNK FOOD TAX!• Junk food, and sugar tax has been propose in many countries.• For example: Canada, U.S, Hungary, Turkey, and Australia• Australia According to an Australian Medical Association (AMA)blueprint for fighting Australias obesity epidemic. State that; Higher taxesshould be applied to junk food and sugary soft drinks while fruit andvegetables should be subsidized. In order to increase the consumption ofhealthier foods.
  • 4.  There are several taxes proposed to reduce the weight of our young children. seven states impose special taxes or fees on soda and soft drinks Ten states has exclude certain high-fat and high-sugar edibles ("junk food")http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/olrdata/fin/rpt/ 2002-r-1004.htm
  • 5. IN THE U.S.
  • 6. • This will reduce health carecost• Raise money (Reduce deficit)• Promotes overall wellness http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/27/fat-tax-healthcare-business-washington-obama.html
  • 7. • Would hit the lower class too hard• Bigger people should deal withthis problem on their own• Will not really control the badbehaviorhttp://www.taxpayersalliance.com/economics/2011/10/fat-taxes-solve-problem-designed.html
  • 8. SCHOLARLY ARTICLE CITATION• Schafft, K. A., Jensen, E. B., & Hinrichs, C. C. (2009). Food deserts and overweight schoolchildren: Evidence from pennsylvania*. Rural Sociology, 74(2), 153-177. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/199367471?accountid=15017• "Fed: AMA Calls for Junk Food Taxes and Fruit and Veg Subsidies." AAP General News Wire: n/a. ProQuest Research Library. May 04 2008. Web. 7 Mar. 2012 http://search.proquest.com/docview/448729121?accountid=15017• Schafft, K. A., Jensen, E. B., & Hinrichs, C. C. (2009). Food deserts and overweight schoolchildren: Evidence from pennsylvania*. Rural Sociology, 74(2), 153-177. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/199367471?accountid=15017