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Deeply Talks : Can we tax our way out of obesity?
Nearly one of every three people in the world is overweight or obese. To bring that rate down, public health officials are pushing for taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages – guided by emerging evidence that higher prices translate into few purchases of the nutrition-poor drinks. Questions remain, though, about whether officials can tax themselves out of the overweight and obesity crisis, or other strategies should be prioritized.

Join us on February 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET. for a 30-minute conversation. We'll be joined by Dr. Lisa Powell, the division director of health policy and administration in the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health, and Dr. Laura Cornelsen, an assistant professor in public health economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Green, Malnutrition Deeply's managing editor.

You can RSVP for the talk by clicking the button below. We'd love to hear your questions about the role these taxes can play in reducing overweight and obesity. If you'd like to give us your feedback or ask our editor or guests a question, email it to our community editor Amruta Byatnal (amruta@newsdeeply.com) or tweet us @NDmalnutrition using #DEEPLYTALKS.

Feb 15, 2018 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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