‘Traffic-light’ nutrition labelling and ‘junk-food’ tax: a modelled comparison of cost-effectiveness for obesity prevention

@article{Sacks2011TrafficlightNL,
  title={‘Traffic-light’ nutrition labelling and ‘junk-food’ tax: a modelled comparison of cost-effectiveness for obesity prevention},
  author={Gabriell Sacks and Jacob Lennert Veerman and Marj Moodie and B Swinburn},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={1001-1009}
}
Introduction:Cost-effectiveness analyses are important tools in efforts to prioritise interventions for obesity prevention. Modelling facilitates evaluation of multiple scenarios with varying assumptions. This study compares the cost-effectiveness of conservative scenarios for two commonly proposed policy-based interventions: front-of-pack ‘traffic-light’ nutrition labelling (traffic-light labelling) and a tax on unhealthy foods (‘junk-food’ tax).Methods:For traffic-light labelling, estimates… CONTINUE READING