The Fizzy Potential of Fiscal Policies for Nutrition: How Taxes and Other Tools Can Encourage Healthy Diets

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Fiscal policies, such as taxation and subsidies, have enormous potential to promote healthy behavior and improve nutrition. These policies include taxing unhealthy food and drinks such as sugar-sweetened beverages, subsidizing healthy substitutes such as fruit and vegetables, and other measures. Through this session, participants will learn about the range of fiscal policies available to encourage healthy diets, the evidence of their effectiveness to date, and a vision for the future. This dynamic session will also hear about the experiences of policymakers from champion countries that have pursued pioneering fiscal policies for nutrition.