Definition of fat tax in English:

fat tax


  • A proposed tax on foods or drinks judged to be unhealthy and whose consumption is believed to be linked to rising obesity levels.

    ‘critics say a fat tax would hit the poor hardest because they spend 30 per cent of their income on food’
    • ‘There's a related idea cooking in Washington: a fat tax.’
    • ‘For example, he is for a fat tax, not a flat tax, a fat tax, taxing people who eat too much.’
    • ‘He is attracted to the idea of a "fat tax" on unhealthy food.’
    • ‘The Health Minister has ruled out the introduction of a 'fat tax' on junk food in the near future.’
    • ‘New Labour ministers have floated the idea of a "fat tax" on high calorie foods to stem the rise of obesity.’
    • ‘Good job the new fat tax hasn't been introduced yet!’
    • ‘Ireland is to consider a "fat tax" on foods thought to be contributing to rising levels of obesity.’
    • ‘One is for a fat tax to promote decreased consumption of unhealthful foods.’
    • ‘And soda drinkers in New York State face the threat of paying what's being called a fat tax.’
    • ‘And to make us stop eating them, we could have a "fat tax".’
    • ‘Could education be a better alternative to a fat tax?’
    • ‘Last week a study suggested that a so-called fat tax could save more than 3,000 lives a year.’
    • ‘But it would be a mistake to drop his "fat tax" on soda liquid candy, as health advocates call it.’
    • ‘But opponents are calling it a fat tax.’
    • ‘It is expected to pour cold water on Downing Street plans to subsidise gym membership and impose a 'fat tax' on unhealthy foods.’
    • ‘A leaked Downing Street report last week floated the idea of a "fat tax" on unhealthy food targeting full-fat milk, cheese and butter.’
    • ‘You know, we want to talk about why a fat tax, a tax on foods that make you fat, just might curb America's appetite for junk food.’
    • ‘He mentions that a "fat tax" has already been proposed in which foods would be taxed in proportion to their fat content.’
    • ‘He said he would support the introduction of a fat tax if it promoted a healthier diet.’
    • ‘Taxation on cigarettes could be translated into a "fat tax" on high sugar drinks and fatty foods, it was claimed.’