Can we tax our way out of obesity?

Can we tax our way out of obesity?
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Organised by the Cromar Future Group in conjunction with the University, a series of talks through 2016/2017 held in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland

If not the carrot, what about the stick? Dr. Patricia Norwood will describe the “obesity epidemic” and its economic consequences, and focus on economic tools such as taxation and/or subsidies to encourage individuals to change their lifestyles.

Dr. Norwood is from the Health Economics Research Group. She is is currently working on projects associated with health behaviours and inequalities.

Talks are open to anyone who would like to attend and the speakers aim to make them accessible to all, whether or not you have any background in science. We follow the relaxed Café Scientifique format : Introduction, talk (up to 45 mins), short break, Q&A session.

£4 entry to talks for adults, but age under 18 get in free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All events are in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland and start at 7.30 pm unless a holiday workshop or otherwise indicated.

Putting the Café into our Café Scientifique talks are Caroldson’s barristas – so come early and enjoy their excellent coffee and cakes.

Venue
MacRobert Hall, Tarland, AB34 4YL
Contact

info@futuregroup.org.uk