Leading cereal manufacturers are striving to slash sugar and salt content, according to the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers (ACFM), after it was revealed that more than half of Kellogg’s and Nestlé’s UK breakfast cereals were high in sugar.
Source: SUGAR TAX WILL COST US JOBS!
The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the pending introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, now referred to as the sugar tax. “The determination to mount this march was informed by [the] admission from the Treasury and their researchers that there […]
Research by two of Australia’s leading nutritionists has found no connection between our consumption of added sugar in foods & drinks and our obesity crisis. The food & drink industry uses the research to campaign against a sugar tax. But persistent criticism of the findings has forced Sydney University to open an inquiry. Wendy Carlisle investigates. UPDATE:
Source: Is sugar innocent?
Mayor Kenney is betting big on a courtroom victory this winter. As a judge weighs whether to uphold Philadelphia’s sweetened-beverage tax, the city has already spent nearly $12 million on a prekindergarten program that the levy is designed to support. Hundreds of families have signed up to send kids to classrooms in January, coinciding with the tax’s debut.
Following successful measures on Election Day, advocates believe more cities will consider them, not just to fight obesity, but also to bring in more money.
Tobacco control is revered in contemporary public health as the poster child for chronic disease control. In nations like Australia, which have taken tobacco control seriously, we have seen virtually continual…