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18 February 2011

Food tax could trim kJ intake

People are generally more likely to pass on high-kilojoule food when there is a tax on it, though it might not matter to everyone, a small study suggests.

People are generally more likely to pass on high-kilojoule food when there is a tax on it, though it might not matter to everyone, a small study suggests.

Junk food taxes and greater openness about energy information have both been advocated as ways to help consumers limit their calories and, hopefully, keep their weight in the healthy range.

 
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