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Charity calls for GST to be removed from healthy foods

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A Jersey charity, which educates children about healthy eating, wants GST removed from certain foods.

Caring Cooks says making healthier options exempt from the charge would give shoppers an incentive to eat well.

44%
of adults find healthy eating expensive (Jersey Annual Social Survey 2015).

According to latest figures, more than 2 in 5 adults feel that it is difficult to find affordable fruit and vegetables in Jersey.

If they do choose to select healthy products in the trolley, having the incentive to not pay GST on it, certainly for me, would be a selling point.

I'm sure it would be for a lot of families.

– Melissa Nobrega, Caring Cooks of Jersey