Navajos pass higher tax on junk food


The Navajo Nation Council, in its weeklong winter session, passed a tax on junk food and eliminated a tax on fresh, healthy foods Thursday.

Denisa Livingston, a healthy food advocate, worked with about 75 other members of the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance for the past two years to pass the 2 percent additional tax on sugary sodas and packaged snacks like doughnuts and chips, bringing the tax on those foods to 7 percent...

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Olmstead, Donna. "Navajos pass higher tax on junk food." Albuquerque Journal. January 31, 2014. Article. (, accessed February 3, 2014)