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Souring On Sweet? Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Harvard Study Says ‘Soda Tax’ Could Generate Millions For Oklahoma City thumbnail

Harvard Study Says ‘Soda Tax’ Could Generate Millions For Oklahoma City

Researchers at Harvard University believe a tax on sugary soft drinks could save tens of millions of dollars in Oklahoma. The so-called "soda tax" movement

Parents do not recognise that their children are overweight, survey finds | Society | The Guardian thumbnail

Parents do not recognise that their children are overweight, survey finds | Society | The Guardian

Most parents of overweight children in England think their weight is about right, raising fears obesity has been normalised

Mother bans junk food and fizzy drinks after 5-year-old son hits 45kg | Health-e thumbnail

Mother bans junk food and fizzy drinks after 5-year-old son hits 45kg | Health-e

A mother, upset about her five-year-old son having become extremely overweight, has managed to resolve the situation by seeking help from a counsellor and dietician.

Taxi drivers fueled by caffeine and sugar | Health-e thumbnail

Taxi drivers fueled by caffeine and sugar | Health-e

December means long hours for taxi drivers as they ferry passengers around the country - and sugar and caffeine keep many drivers on the road.

Children's characters may disappear from unhealthy food in Netherlands | Society | The Guardian thumbnail

Children’s characters may disappear from unhealthy food in Netherlands | Society | The Guardian

‘Licensed media characters’ like Dora the Explorer and Miffy would no longer be used to target young children under initiative by Dutch food industry

Australia's obesity gap widening between country and city, report finds | Society | The Guardian thumbnail

Australia’s obesity gap widening between country and city, report finds | Society | The Guardian

Adults living in regional areas more likely to be overweight, while country South Australia has the nation’s highest obesity rate

EXPOSED: Coca-Cola bankrolls IRR research on sugary tax in SA | Fin24 thumbnail

EXPOSED: Coca-Cola bankrolls IRR research on sugary tax in SA | Fin24

The Coca-Cola Company has funded research by respected think tank the SA Institute for Race Relations on taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, Fin24 can reveal.

Fuelled by sugar and carbs: That’s how taxi drivers get through long days | City Press thumbnail

Fuelled by sugar and carbs: That’s how taxi drivers get through long days | City Press

Taxi drivers work long hours transporting passengers from point A to point B, and in doing so fuel themselves with cold drinks and vetkoek to stay alert and focused. Dr Anniza de Villiers examines the health impact of this diet.

Healthy Living Alliance

Every South African has a right to access clean drinking water and healthy food. HEALA is an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind.

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