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Dentists launch war on sugar – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 9th, 2016.

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has launched a new consensus statement on sugary drinks, calling for better information for the public about negative impacts of excess sugar. Launched today, the consensus statement highlights seven areas for action: An icon on drinks indicating the amount of sugar in teaspoons Independent monitoring of food marketing, with […]

‘No sugary drinks’ logo launched – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 12th, 2016.

Public health researchers and doctors have pushed for a sugary-drink free New Zealand at a symposium in Wellington. The FIZZ symposium on Tuesday included a launch of a new “no sugary drinks logo” which the organisers hope will be used by organisations, events and leaders to show their commitment to being free of sugary drinks. […]

Should NZ copy the UK sugar tax? – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on March 17th, 2016.

The UK have announced plans to introduce a tax on sugary drinks. Should New Zealand follow suit? In the newly announced 2016 Budget, the UK Government outlines plans to “introduce a new soft drinks industry levy to help tackle childhood obesity, by incentivising companies to reduce the sugar in the drinks they sell, to fund […]

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