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Evaluating the need for a junk food tax in America.

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Junk food tax The United States of America, the nation that is "famous" for its population of obesity had trying to find ways to reduce this unhealthy population. Mainly because of the junk foods and fast foods people tend to experience a higher rick of obesity or the related diseases that is associate obesity. The "junk food tax" will improve the health of people, help educate the next generation, and reduce the burden of health care for the region. This may be a solution to all counties that are in risk of obesity. Imposing taxation on junk foods will reduce people from buying. In countries like America, Canada, countries that need to drive more than walking, people tend to exercise less. Their daily schedule is busy and they will not have the time and effort to exercise after a long day from work or school. They travel by cars and other public transport which does not require them to walk, the only so-call exercise will also be forgotten. ...read more.


Researchers also find outs that if impose a 18 percents tax on junk foods, it will reduce 56 calories for total daily intake and on average is help reduce 5 pounds per patient which significantly reducing the ricks of having obesity related chronic diseases. Because of the consumers of junk foods, junk foods companies earn billions of dollars that help them to promote their products and to encourage people to buy more, the junks food tax will reduce people to buy less from these companies. Executive Director Michael Jacobson and Yale Professor Dr. Kelly Brownell recently estimated in the American Journal of Public Health that a one-percent tax per 12-ounce soft drink could generate about $1.5 billion annually and a penny tax per pound of candy, chips and other snack foods, or fats and oils, would raise about $70 million, $54 million, and $190 million. These enormous amounts of money is received just by having a one-cent tax will contribute tremendously in the education for educating the next generation to pick the right foods. ...read more.


Improvement requires money to support research and benefit the people. Obesity takes up too many resources, which can be use in a better place. Each year countries spend about $71 billion on treating obesity -related diseases. If imposing one-percent tax on junk foods can already help reduce 5 pounds in patient, there will be reduce dramatic amount of obesity patients and the resources that spent in it. The junk foods tax not only provides a better health of individuals, furthermore, helps the nation to benefit more from the resources that they own. This taxation should be imposing in country because there is no disadvantage to it and this is trying to bring a better community to all. The taxation may not be much but something is always better than nothing. Outline: One percent tax Reduce people from buying junk food: because exercise less (Super size me) Companies earn money: American Journal of Public Health´┐Żeducate more people the pick the healthy foods and reduce the income of the junk foods companies Health: Each year countries spend about $71 billion on treating obesity -related diseases Obesity: less concentration and affect learning ability ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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