The Navajo Nation Approves A Junk Food TaxPlay
In an effort to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, the Navajo Nation has imposed a first-in-the-nation tax on all junk food.
Now, if you want to buy chips, cookies, soda and the like on the Navajo reservation, you're going to pay an extra 2 percent on top of an existing 5 percent sales tax.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets details from Laurel Morales, a reporter with the Fronteras Desk at KJZZ in Phoenix.
- Laurel Morales, senior field correspondent for Fronteras Desk, at KJZZ in Phoenix. She tweets @laurelgwyn.
This segment aired on April 3, 2015.