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Healthier Standards Can Prevent Obesity

Food marketing to children School Meals


January 30th, 2023


Policy makers seeking to reduce childhood obesity must prioritize investment in treatment and primary prevention. In this study, experts estimated the cost-effectiveness of seven interventions high on the obesity policy agenda: a sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax; elimination of the tax subsidy for advertising unhealthy food to children; restaurant menu calorie labeling; nutrition standards for school meals; nutrition standards for all other food and beverages sold in schools; improved early care and education; and increased access to adolescent bariatric surgery.

Healthier Standards Can Prevent Obesity

Healthier Standards Can Prevent Obesity

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