Sugar Tax

Sugar tax must be extended beyond soft drinks, says Food Standards Scotland

FSS backs extending sugar tax beyond soft drinks

By Matt Atherton

Advice to extend the sugar tax beyond soft drinks, order the reformulation of products to cut sugar, fat and salt, and lower portion sizes, has won the support of Food Standards Scotland (FSS).

Professor Paul Gately spoke at a childhood obesity conference last week

Sugar ‘obsession’ could skew obesity strategy

By Alice Foster

Britain’s “complete obsession” with sugar could skew the government’s childhood obesity strategy due next month, warns a leading obesity expert, who was dismissive of a sugar tax.

Obesity: Stevens believes mandatory reformulation is the best way to combat the crisis

NHS to impose hospital sugar tax

By Noli Dinkovski

The National Health Service (NHS) plans to introduce a sugar tax in its hospitals in an attempt to help combat the UK’s obesity crisis.

A sugar tax is not the way to curb Britain's obesity crisis, said the FDF boss

Food Matters Live

Four reasons a sugar tax ‘won’t work’: FDF boss

By Michael Stones

The near impossibility of imposing a sugar tax was one of four reasons why a tax would not limit sugar consumption or obesity, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Ian Wright.

Jamie Oliver gave evidence at an inquiry into childhood obesity this week

Sugar tax could aid obesity fight: Health agency

By Alice Foster

A sugar tax could cut sugary drink purchases and help fight obesity, according to Public Health England (PHE), amid controversy over the government shelving the health agency’s report into the issue.


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