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    • #Budget2017: Sinfully pricey, from sweets to Sangria

      Sugar Tax

      #Budget2017: Sinfully pricey, from sweets to Sangria

      Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his annual budget speech on Wednesday that if you can’t kick the bad habits, government is doing its part in helping.

      Source:

      ENCA

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    • South Africa’s sugar tax has changed – here’s when to expect it

      Sugar Tax

      South Africa’s sugar tax has changed – here’s when to expect it

      Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has delivered his 2017 budget speech introducing a host of new tax and finance adjustments for 2017.

      Source:

      BusinessTech

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    • City committee greenlights soda tax proposal on 3-1 vote

      Nutrition

      City committee greenlights soda tax proposal on 3-1 vote

      Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales speaks at a Public Works Committee meeting Monday on a proposed soda tax that would help fund early childhood education programs.

      Source:

      santa fe new mexican

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    • Philly drink tax means a healthier, better educated city

      Nutrition

      Philly drink tax means a healthier, better educated city

      Americans with more and better education, starting at a young age, live longer and healthier lives.

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      philly

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    • Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

      Nutrition

      Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

      South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests.

      Source:

      bbc news

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    • ‘Relentless’ junk food ads and unhealthy school canteens should be scrapped

      Nutrition

      ‘Relentless’ junk food ads and unhealthy school canteens should be scrapped

      Australia’s health policies should be radically overhauled to include the introduction of a sugar tax and a ban on selling junk food at schools, a landmark study has found.

      Source:

      The Huffington Post

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    • New labels and tax take on Thailand’s junk food problem

      Nutrition

      New labels and tax take on Thailand’s junk food problem

      With the obesity rate now at nearly one-in-three adults, public health policy is taking a two-prong approach to the sugary drinks and salty snacks seen as the problem – Label acceptable products and tax those that are not.

      Source:

      Khaosod English

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    • Online adverts promoting unhealthy foods to kids banned in United Kingdom

      Nutrition

      Online adverts promoting unhealthy foods to kids banned in United Kingdom

      From 1 July 2017, non-broadcast adverts for high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) foods aimed at children will be banned in the UK.

      Source:

      The National Law Review

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    • Cop it sweet, Australia needs a sugar tax

      Nutrition

      Cop it sweet, Australia needs a sugar tax

      The sad truth is that in the 21st century – in line with other affluent societies around the world – obesity has got us by our flabby throats, our teeming torsos and our thunder thighs.

      Source:

      The Sydney Morning Herald

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    • Cross-party group of MPs and Peers launches inquiry into hunger amongst children during the school holidays

      Nutrition

      Cross-party group of MPs and Peers launches inquiry into hunger amongst children during the school holidays

      The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger today launches a short inquiry into the extent of hunger amongst children during the school holidays, as well as the impact it has on their life chances.

      Source:

      Frank Field

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    • This area of Greater Manchester is planning to ban ice cream vans from outside schools to battle obesity

      Nutrition

      This area of Greater Manchester is planning to ban ice cream vans from outside schools to battle obesity

      Ice cream vans could be banned from outside schools in Rochdale – health chiefs are considering the radical move in a bid to tackle soaring rates of childhood obesity and tooth decay in the borough.

      Source:

      Manchester evening news

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    • British online supermarket launches trucks powered by food waste

      Food Waste

      British online supermarket launches trucks powered by food waste

      Waitrose has announced the decision to run its delivery trucks completely on biomethane gas generated from food waste, making them the first company in Europe to do so.

      Source:

      Collective Evolution

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    • Nutrition labels do not seem adapted to fighting obesity: ANSES

      Nutrition

      Nutrition labels do not seem adapted to fighting obesity: ANSES

      Nutrition labels do not seem to be adapted to battling public health issues such as obesity, the French food safety agency ANSES has concluded – but this is because they should not be used alone, say campaigners.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • ‘Wholegrain’ products marketed at children packed with sugar and contain less than two grams of fibre per serving

      Nutrition

      ‘Wholegrain’ products marketed at children packed with sugar and contain less than two grams of fibre per serving

      Food manufacturers are misleading consumers over “wholegrain” products that can be packed with sugar, it was claimed yesterday.

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      the sun

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