Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition

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Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition. / Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård.

Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems: How to Combat the Double Burden of Malnutrition?. ed. / Hans Konrad Biesalski. Karger, 2020. p. 159–165 (World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics; No. 121).

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Jensen, JD 2020, Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition. in HK Biesalski (ed.), Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems: How to Combat the Double Burden of Malnutrition?. Karger, World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, no. 121, pp. 159–165. https://doi.org/10.1159/000507490

APA

Jensen, J. D. (2020). Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition. In H. K. Biesalski (Ed.), Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems: How to Combat the Double Burden of Malnutrition? (pp. 159–165). Karger. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, No. 121 https://doi.org/10.1159/000507490

Vancouver

Jensen JD. Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition. In Biesalski HK, editor, Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems: How to Combat the Double Burden of Malnutrition?. Karger. 2020. p. 159–165. (World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics; No. 121). https://doi.org/10.1159/000507490

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Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård. / Food Taxation and the Double Burden of Malnutrition. Hidden Hunger and the Transformation of Food Systems: How to Combat the Double Burden of Malnutrition?. editor / Hans Konrad Biesalski. Karger, 2020. pp. 159–165 (World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics; No. 121).

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