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Cass R. Sunstein (with Anne Thorndike), Obesity Prevention in the Supermarket--Choice Architecture and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 107 Am. J. Pub. Health 1582 (2017).

Abstract: The article discusses obesity-related health care costs in America in relation to a debate about whether the U.S. government should allow consumers to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and other unhealthy food products through food assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of 2017. A choice architecture concept involving decision making by consumers is examined, along with supermarkets and American public health.