publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2004

Taxing Snack Foods: What to Expect for Diet and Tax Revenues

Kuchler, Fred; Tegene, Abebayehu; Harris, James Michael; Kuchler, Fred; Tegene, Abebayehu; Harris, James Michael;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: Unknown
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. To illustrate likely impacts, we examine how much salty snack purchases might be reduced under varying excise tax rates and possible consumer price responses. ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizationsdigestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Public Economics,, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Public Economics

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