In Reply Mr Wegman raises concerns about potential regressivity—increasing tax burdens and health declines in low-income groups, compounded by low availability of healthful choices—from our tax-subsidy proposal. We recognize that any nutrition-related policy change must not impose additional financial burden on people who can least afford it. Yet the current food environment is detrimental to the health of low-income groups, and transitional costs could be addressed by adjusting other payments to low-income households.
Mozaffarian D, Rogoff KS, Ludwig DS. Taxes and Subsidies to Improve Diet—Reply. JAMA. 2015;313(3):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15641