France’s pervasive and strong food culture makes it possible for its people to eat relatively unhealthy food yet remain very healthy. Unwritten social rules do what expensive pills and diet fads have been unable to do in the United States.
They are a convenient food destination before heading to the theater, and an easy substitution when you don’t feel like preparing your own meal. Beyond that, the food tastes great and there’s a plenty of it to keep you satiated.
Would you drink less soda if it cost a little more? Lawmakers believe that a tax on sugary carbonated beverages can go a long way toward combating America’s obesity epidemic. There’s just one problem: it won’t work.