Twinkie Tax: More effective than Salad Sale?

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 by

A study by psychologists at SUNY Buffalo suggests that, if you’re interested in encouraging the consumption of nutrient-dense foods like fruits and vegetables, and decreasing the consumption of what are politely referred to as “calorie dense, nutritient-poor foods,” you’ll get further by slapping a tax on the latter, than by decreasing the cost of the former. Make the lettuce cheaper, and folks will spend their savings on Cheetos! Or so this study showed.

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