Lesson 1
The Politics of Sugar Part 1
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Professor Brownell discusses the specifics of government and its role in people's food choices. He explores whether and how government should play a role in people's food choices. Professor Brownell highlights the American mindset which couples freedom with issues of personal responsibilities, explores how the framing of the issue influences policy, and proposes a more nuanced view. He then reviews what the current government does on the nutrition program front. He then reviews the three conditions under which business self-regulates, and suggests taxation as a potential government intervention, and a tobacco tax precedent. Brownell, Kelly D. PSYC 123, The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food, Fall 2008. Yale OpenCourseWare: Psychology, Accessed 05/10/14 http://oyc.yale.edu/psychology/psyc-123/lecture-18 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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