Tag Archives: Sugary Drinks

End of sugar quotas bad for obesity

Health campaigners have suggested that scrapping the EU’s sugar quota regime could undermine the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Defra and the EU’s agriculture ministers are “gung-ho” for the new sugar regime, which will see quotas scrapped, said Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum. “We are absolutely convinced this will have an impact on human…
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School head bans energy drinks

Energy drinks have been banned at a school in Scotland after children were found downing the caffeine-enriched products for breakfast. Melvyn Lynch, head teacher at Forfar Academy, said the drinks are a contributory factor in bad behaviour. In a letter to parents he also warned of the health risks, claiming that consumption can lead to…
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20% tax on sugary drinks essential says health select committee

THE PRESSURE IS on the government to drop opposition to a 20% tax on sugary drinks. A report by a cross party health select committee has concluded a 10-20% tax is an essential part of any national strategy to tackle childhood obesity.   The move is welcomed by campaigners and health groups, such as Jamie…
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Numbers you need to know

Sign of the times More than 144,000 people signed a petition in support of a 7p charge on every regular-sized can of soft drink with added sugar. As is parliamentary protocol, the government considered the topic for debate. And then said no.   Hit hard in the pocket The hospitality sector’s wage bill will rise 3.4%…
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Back of house

POLITICIANS DON'T seem keen on a tax on sugary drinks, so the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group took matters into its own hands. CEO Simon Blagden suggests it won't be long before others follow their lead.                            What prompted you to introduce a 10p…
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