AS 91468

Sugar Tax

Food Ethical Dilemma

Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society

Assessment Task SugarTax
Essay Checklist - SugarTax

  • Utilitarian Approach

  • The Rights Approach

  • Fairness or Justice Approach

  • Common Good Approach

  • The Virtue Approach

Ethical problem solving involves accumulating all the facts surrounding an issue and considering

  • what the possible solutions to the problem are, and what benefits and harms result from each and whom they affect;

  • what rights each of the parties to the problems has;

  • what solutions to the problem treat all parties equally;

  • what course of action promotes the common good;

  • and, what actions develop moral virtues.

The UK Sugar Tax (which was introduced in April 2018)

What is a Sugar Tax?

How does it work?

What is taxed?

What does it hope to achieve?

What could go wrong?

Will it work?

The US Debate on Sugar Tax - yes / no

Does your ZIP CODE determine your weight and health?

What has poverty got to do with obesity?

Is this a case if INEQUALITY? Is it UNJUST?

Should healthy food be available for all people?

Should fast food companies make profits off making poor people sick?

NZ Articles - Debate rages on whether or not NZ should have a Sugar Tax

Dan Hunt - Health Policy Consultant

"SSBs are fundamentally ____________ and have ______ place in the diet"

"SSBs are in the same category as gambling, __________ and _________ and therefore should not be marketed to ____________"

"Consuming SSBs results in obesity, __________ and __________"

"A tax on SSBs is an __________ _________ to reduce sugar consumption"

"Companies will / will not reformulate drinks without a sugar tax"

Geoff Parker - Australian Beverages Council

"Sugar is a relatively _______ and _______ part of the diet"

"Nowhere in the world do these types of taxes _______ on public health"

"Weight gain is caused by _________ factors, there's no quick fix"

"Consumer ___________ is the key"

"It's about choice, consumers should be able to access ______ or _____ sugar options on their favourite drinks"

Stuff Articles on the Sugar Tax Dilemma

A whole bunch of case studies and articles on:

  • TAX TWIST: "Does a Sugar Tax work"

  • DR DOLLA: "Where does the money go"

  • SUGA CRUSH: "Why Sugary Drinks?"

Countdown bans energy drinks.pdf
Sugary drink interventions - what works_ – Expert Reaction - Science Media Centre.pdf
Consumers already ‘get it’_ Kiwi industry rages at latest sugar tax study.pdf
Effective sugar taxation_ Two factors crucial for success, claims New Zealand study.pdf