ITS NOT OPINION ITS FACT Tripled in the last 30 years!!!
The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 kids now considered obese
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.
IN THE U.S.
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
• 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
• 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
WHY TAX??? Implementing a tax on junk foods will discourage and decrease theconsumption of foods and beverages that have minimal nutritional value, such as sugar-sweetened beverages.
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