Taxing Unhealthy Foods Not Effective in Promoting Healthier Choices

States or cities that implement sales taxes on unhealthy foods in an effort to promote healthy eating often miss the mark because many consumers are simply unaware of tax differences sold in grocery stores, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The findings suggest raising taxes on the production and distribution of unhealthy foods may be more effective method to promote healthier food choices.