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Using price policies to promote healthier diets

Creator:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: Price policy, Healthy eating, Diet, Taxation, Obesity, Chronic disease, Food, Nutrition
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

This publication provides information on using price policies to promote healthy diets and explores policy developments from around the WHO European Region. It examines the economic theory underpinning the use of subsidies and taxation and explores the available evidence. The publication includes several case studies from WHO European Member States where price policies have been introduced, along with a European Union scheme. It concludes with some observations about the design of more effective price policies.

Date:

01/03/2015

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2015) Using price policies to promote healthier diets [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/848713 [Accessed: 18th June 2019].

  

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