The effect of food taxes and subsidies on population health and health costs: a modelling study

New Zealand study reports health gains, (health-adjusted life years /1000 people) , for a 20% fruit and vegetable subsidy (212); a saturated fat tax (361), a sugar tax (581) salt tax (375) and a 8% junk food tax (127). Cost savings were also achieved using these measures.


The Lancet Public Health