On the contrary, some other countries, on the advice of experts, have considered slapping a fat tax
' on carbonated drinks as a way to fight high obesity rates.
A 'FAT TAX
' on junk food should be introduced in Bahrain, following the successful launch of a 'sin tax' on fizzy drinks, according to
SHORTLY AFTER the Scandinavian queendom of Denmark slapped an innovative "fat tax
" on a variety of food staples, Danes began to see the slimming effects--not on their waistlines but on their wallets.
And he said the Government would continue to "look at the evidence" on measures such as a "fat tax
" on fatty foods, something Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would consider.
Thus the fat tax
proposed by David Cameron would not be the magic bullet that would leave the population svelte and healthy.
In neighboring Denmark, a "fat tax
" took effect Saturday.
Summary: Is a fat tax
a legitimate move against obesity?
The European Dairy Association (EDA) strongly opposes the recently introduced saturated fat tax
A tax on a less healthy food, also know as a "fat tax
," may discourage people from buying these products by raising their price relative to healthier substitutes (Brownell and Frieden 2009; Jacobson and Brownell 2000).
Mr Fry says introducing a so-called 'fat tax
', where unhealthy, non-essential food is taxed, could be another major help in beating the UK's obesity problem.
Keywords Fat tax
* Obesity - Nutrient index * Nutrition * Health