Given food security in many communities is a major problem, we need to look at sustainable funding models to address access, affordability and skills/knowledge. I propose an investigation of the feasibility and impact of taxing sugary drinks across Australia to fund programs which address these issues, with a particular emphasis upon targetting communities where healthy food is unaffordable for many families. Furthermore the money raised could be used to fund preventive nutrition programs which are currently funded in piece-meal adhoc fashions. We saw this work for tobacco in Australia, we can apply the same principles for nutrition.
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