How the New US Food Policies Enable People to have Healthy Foods

The recent transformation in the United States’ food policies will significantly assist in the reducing the number of deaths that are caused by cardiovascular diseases. The country has currently increased subsidies on vegetables and has raised taxes on drinks that have a lot of sugar. There are also mass media campaigns that aim at changing dietary habits. CVDs have currently reduced in the United States, but they are still considered as one of the leading causes of motility in the country. They make six million people to be hospitalized and cause 800,000 deaths every year. Individuals who have a low income are likely to be affected by these problems.

 

People who love diets that have a lot of sugar and fewer fruits and vegetables are likely to be affected by CVD. According to the research that was done on food taxes and subsidiaries by professionals from the Tufts University and the University of Liverpool, the government’s activities enable the wealthy to easily access fruits and vegetable at the expense of low-income families. The raising of taxes on sugary drinks and conducting campaigns through mass media greatly facilitates healthy eating.

 

Dr. Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard was the head of a research team that had been established at Imperial’s School of Public Health to analyze and determine how the CVD deaths are influenced by the country’s food policies. The professionals created a model that had data from 2015 to 2030. They then used in measuring the past and projected cases of conditions such as stroke and coronary heart disease, which are common CVDs.

 

The analyses that were conducted by the researchers indicated that the introduction of subsidies on fruits and vegetables based on income levels and increasing taxes on sugary foods would prevent the occurrence of about 230000 heart diseases by 2030. Dr. Pearson-Stuttard believes that making fruits and vegetables available to the low-income earners will reduce sugar consumption, and therefore, minimize cardiovascular diseases.