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"Non-Nutritional" Food Tax Sparks Debate
Wednesday, 02/24/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with UVM nutrition professor Rachel Johnson about how our attitudes and understanding of nutrition are changing, and what incentives or penalties could help us make wiser decisions.
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Food labels
Wednesday, 05/16/07
By Rachel Johnson
Commentator Rachel Johnson has been contemplating something she's calling "Label Mania" and she wonders if we really need so many flashy labels to steer us toward healthier foods.
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Health Food or Candy?
Friday, 07/11/08
By Rachel Johnson
Commentator Rachel Johnson is Professor of Nutrition at UVM and an advisor to Eating Well Magazine. Today, she warns us not to fall for healthy-sounding foods that really aren't.
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Krupp: Food and health
Thursday, 07/16/09
By Ron Krupp
As seasonal produce begins to make its way to our tables once again, commentator Ron Krupp is thinking about the year-round food supply.
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VPR News
Lawmakers propose junk food tax
Tuesday, 02/10/09
By Bob Kinzel
A group of lawmakers want to help close the state's budget gap by imposing a sales tax on soda and other beverages that contain a lot of sugar. But the Vermont Grocers' Association is strongly opposed to the bill.
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Legislators Propose Tax On 'Non-nutritional' Food
Thursday, 02/11/10
By Bob Kinzel
There's a new idea in the Statehouse for raising millions of dollars - and maybe even cutting down on obesity. Some legislators want to tax what they describe as "non-nutritional" food. The money would help pay for health care programs.
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Vermont Edition
Nutrition Taxes And Labeling
Wednesday, 02/24/10
By Jane Lindholm
Should we tax junk food and soda?  Should menus have calorie counts?  We talk with UVM nutritionist Rachel Johnson about food and nutrition issues.  Also, an update on the H1N1 virus, and a group of singing librarians!
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