The impact of a Navajo tax on junk food

Timothy BehrensDean and Professor Timothy K. Behrens, PhD, CHES, FACSM, was featured for his research about the impacts of the Navajo Nation imposing a 2 percent junk food tax within its reservation. A tax that small might not discourage purchases, but its proceeds are distributed to constituents for wellness activities. Behrens is part of the research team studying how the money has been spent, how residents feel about it and how health statistics have changed since its implementation.

The impact of a Navajo tax on junk food