Implementing the Fat Tax to fight Australia's obesity epidemic?

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Implementing the Fat Tax to fight Australia's obesity epidemic? by Mind Map: Implementing the Fat Tax to fight Australia's obesity epidemic?

1. Discourages customers from buying too much salty/ fat/ sugar products.

1.1. Will the fat tax have a major impact on prices?

1.2. Who will stop buying these products?

1.2.1. Those who are already at financial disadvantage

2. Potential decrease in heart disease and obesity if fat tax was implemented.

3. Increasing health care costs

3.1. The idea is that fat tax will decrease obesity in Australia, therefore less people will need obesity related health care and the cost of this health care will decrease

4. People whom suffer from diabetes, anorexia ,eating disorders... etc. are at financial disadvantage

4.1. Those who cant afford medication/ treatment containing sugar/salt/fat (e.g. insulin), are at risk at:

4.1.1. Depression

4.1.2. Inhumane suffering

4.1.3. Suicide

4.2. It would be unfair to those that are not obese or overweight.

5. should people take responsibility of their own health?

5.1. some people are not yet mature enough to manage their own eating habits

5.2. Children are not aware of the importance of healthy eating so adults must take responsibility of their child's eating habits.

5.3. People should have the freedom to choose what they want to eat.

5.4. if people are capable of work responsibilities they should take on eating responsibilities.

6. Other ways of fighting obesity.

6.1. Promoting healthy eating

6.2. Promoting exercise

6.3. Local fun runs

6.4. Educating children and adults on the importance of healthy eating.

6.5. lowering the prices of healthy foods

6.6. Encouraging free social sports

6.7. Encouraging and educating people on portioning food

7. Do fat/ sugar/ saltly products have a benefit on our body/ health?

7.1. Benefits of salt

7.2. Benefits of sugar

7.3. Benefits of fat

8. Companies who produce fat/sugar/salty products are at risk of:

8.1. Decrease of demand for their products

8.2. Financial loss

8.3. Potential job cuts

9. Companies that provide weight loss treatment/ programs are at risk of:

9.1. Decrease in demand for their products

9.2. Financial loss

9.3. Potential job cuts

10. According to Australian beauru statistics (2011-12), one in four children are over weight or obese and 63% of Australian adults are considered overweight. Reference:

11. Fat/ sugar/ salt can enhance the quality and taste of foods, if fat tax was implemented popular foods may not be as favored as after if some companies had to cut down on sugar, fat and salt

11.1. Fat tax could be a financial burden on restaurants, cafes...etc.

12. Leading to increased unemployment

13. Where would the tax money go?

14. Information on obesity vs anorexia

14.1. In today's Australian society being very skinny is desired by many teenage girls rather than being obese

14.1.1. we should also be concerned about the potential increase of anorexia in the near future

14.2. Exercising and muscular bodies have become glorified in TV shows and magazines and has become a recent trend for Australian society

14.3. is it easier to lose weight or gain weight?

15. Hungary results

15.1. statistics for obesity in Hungary before fat tax

15.2. statistics for obesity after fat tax

15.3. any disturbance due to fat tax in the society?

16. we should be considering treatments for anorexia and obesity rather than just obesity, and educating Australians the importance on exercise, healthy eating and portioning rather than creating tax to discourage people from eating.