Nutrition Taxes And Labeling

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!

Lawmakers propose junk food tax

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.

Food labels

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.