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Sugary Drinks Briefing Documents

Sugar is the hot topic in the nutrition world. It is now recommended that our intake of sugars should be less than 5% of our total energy intake, yet millions in the UK and around the world regularly exceed this.

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Food Active Annual Report: 2015 / 2016

This year has been another eventful year for Food Active with significant successes including the welcome announcement from the Chancellor regarding a sugary drinks levy, Blackpool Council adopting the Food Active Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight and the delivery of

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Sugar-sweetened beverages: availability and purchasing behaviour within the school fringe

In the UK, over 61% of adults and 30% of children are obese; sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are acknowledged to be a contributor to this obesity epidemic due to their high sugar content and lack of nutritional value. This study from Food Active focussed on a secondary school in the North West of England, with the aim of evaluating a pupil’s exposure to, and opportunities to buy SSBs on their journeys to and from school and during the school day, along with their purchasing behaviours.

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Exploring the acceptability of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Evidence has suggested that placing a tax on sugary drinks could reduce consumption and reduce levels of obesity. Food Active, funded by the North West Directors of Public Health, commissioned a research report to explore the acceptability of a tax on sugary drinks.

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North West of England SSB Duty Research

SUGARY DRINKS: A DUTY TO PROTECT HEALTH NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTH WEST ENGLAND INDICATES THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF A DUTY ON SUGARY DRINKS. As the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition today publishes its draft report Carbohydrates on Health

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