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Could a snack tax work better than the tax on sugary drinks to curb obesity?

Could a snack tax work better than the tax on sugary drinks to curb obesity?

12/09/2019 - 10:10
Sugary drinks may not be the biggest culprit in obesity - research suggests that a tax on sugary snacks may be even better.  read more
Are shoppers equipped to make healthy choices?

Are shoppers equipped to make healthy choices?

18/10/2018 - 10:11
Obesity is a rising problem in South Africa with 68% of women and 31% of men in the country overweight or obese according to the South African Demographic and Health Survey.  read more
Retailers must do more to tackle childhood obesity, say UK MPs

Retailers must do more to tackle childhood obesity, say UK MPs

28/03/2017 - 10:07
The Commons Health Committee has published a new report which accuses last year’s childhood obesity strategy of not going far enough, pushing for ministers to introduce new legislation that prevents supermarkets discounting unhealthy food. read more
20% sugar tax on the cards for South Africa

20% sugar tax on the cards for South Africa

12/01/2016 - 08:21
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that government’s plan to hike taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks by 20% will lead to an increase in food prices that will hit the poor. read more