In a move to combat high obesity, reduce rates of type 2 diabetes and encourage more healthful eating, on April 1 the Navajo Nation imposed a 2% junk food tax on its reservation. It will also wipe out a 5% sales tax on healthy foods, including fresh fruits and veggies. The tax revenue is earmarked for funding Navajo community wellness initiatives, such as farmers’ markets, vegetable gardens and greenhouses. Is this a good model for the rest of the U.S.?

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