Soda and Snack Food Taxes

State governments are enacting soda and food taxes in a misguided attempt to discourage Americans from purchasing items considered unhealthy. The evidence suggests that this fails to encourage healthier choices. Instead, it makes food more expensive - particularly impacting families on a tight budget.




Will California's Soda Tax Reduce Obesity?
October 30 2012
Julie Gunlock

It's How We Live, Not What We Buy; Why Soft Drink Taxes Won't Work
October 10 2012
Lane Scott
Pasadena Star-News

DeLauro's Plans to Tax Food Ignores Economic Reality
July 26 2012
Julie Gunlock

Soda-Pop Tax Won’t Make Nutritious Options More Affordable
July 23 2012
Vicki E. Alger

The IoM's Out to Lunch with Food Nanny Recommendations
June 14 2012
Julie Gunlock

US Department of Weight Watchers
May 12 2012
Lori Drummer

The Folly of Ingredient-Specific Taxes
April 25 2012
Julie Gunlock

Mayor Cornett's Wrongheaded Anti-Soda Campaign
March 30 2012
Julie Gunlock

This Summer, Let's Stop Blaming Soda
March 27 2012
Julie Gunlock

Blame The Free Market
December 29 2011
Julie Gunlock

Obamacare and Food Regs Will Keep Youth Unemployment High
December 5 2011
Julie Gunlock

More Evidence that Soda Taxes Don't Work
November 2 2011
Julie Gunlock