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Applied Food Science Journal

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Costs of healthy and unhealthy food in Argentina: 2002-2015

Author(s): Valentina Viego*, Karina Temporelli PhD PHE, Claudia Cattaneo MSc PIE, Cecilia Merino DR and Carolina Miotto DR

Food prices may be responsible for the uprising trend in obesity figures, especially in low and medium income countries. We construct price indexes
of healthy and unhealthy food baskets in Argentina during the period 2002-2015. Results show that although the relative price of healthy food items have
decreased since 2006, the gap is still high, near 80%. We discuss the potential impact of fiscal stimulus (e.g. taxation or subsidies) on eating habits.

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