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Fat Tax

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Nathan Nguyen

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of Fat Tax

To Tax or Not to Tax Fat Tax will:
infringe on your individual choice
have marginal effects
hurt the lower ends of society Background Denmark Fat Tax
Infringes On Your Personal Choice First Objection against the Fat Tax Individuals with a BMI of over 35 are considered morbidly obese Milk, cheese,
and butter can be subject to the Fat Tax 3 Reasons Reason 1 Out of the government’s realm to influence our personal choice
of a need as basic as food Reason 2 Reason 3 New "Fat Tax Agency" may mean more problems Denmark places 20% tax on fatty foods Adviser: Mrs. Phillips Second Argument against the "Fat Tax" Punishment Will Not Change People's Eating Habits Possible Solution "Fat Tax" Hurts the Poor Last Argument Against "Fat Tax" Healthy Foods
$18.26 per 1000 calories Unhealthy Foods
$1.76 per 1000 calories The way you eat is a life style... 3 Reasons Reason 1 Reason 2 Reason 3 Why we should not place a Fat Tax Fat Tax Infringes On Your Personal Choice “Education and Motivation - not punishment - is the key to making good food choices”
- Pat Baird
Conclusion BMI Body Mass Index mass(kg)
(height(m))2 QUESTION
TIME!!! Registered Dietitian
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