This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of varying taxing and subsiding schemes to stimulate healthier food purchases. Some key insights from the study:
- “Price decreases are effective in stimulating healthy food purchases, but the proportion of healthy foods remains unaffected. Price increases up to 25% on unhealthier products do not significantly affect food purchases. Future studies are important to validate these results in real supermarkets and across different countries”.
You can find the whole paper here.