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Taxing snack foods : what to expect for diet and tax revenues

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/35119
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Abstract:
Health researchers and health policy advocates have proposed levying excise taxes on snack foods as a possible way to address the growing prevalence of obesity and overweight in the United States. Some proposals suggest higher prices alone will change consumers' diets. Others claim that change will be possible if earmarked taxes are used to fund an information program. This research examines the potential impact of excise taxes on snack foods, using baseline data from a household survey of food purchases.
Author(s):
Kuchler, Fred. , Tegene, Abebayehu. , Harris, J. Michael. , United States Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Subject(s):
Snack foods , Taxation , United States , Weight loss , Food habits , Economic aspects , Tax revenue estimating , Obesity , Junk food , Excise tax , snack foods , taxes
Format:
12 p. : col. charts.
Note:
Title from title screen (viewed 11/11/04).
Language:
English
Publisher:
Economic Research Serivce, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Year:
2004
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.