Did anybody see Jamie’s Sugar Rushon Channel 4 a couple of weeks ago? Jamie Oliver’s brand-new project to take on childhood years weight problems by lowering sugar consumption via a sugar tax obligation on sodas.
It revealed as well as was an exceptional program, amongst numerous various other points, exactly how effective a sugar tax obligation on sodas has actually remained in the globe’s fattest nation, Mexico.
I subscribed to the application– which you could do as well using his Sugar Rush site— as well as I rejoice to state that it currently has virtually 143,000trademark which suggests that it will certainly at the very least be thought about for a legislative discussion.
Meanwhile … I have actually simply had the list below reaction from HM Gov. Petitions Department/DOH:
The Government has no strategies to present a tax obligation on sugar-sweetened drinks. The Government will certainly introduce its prepare for dealing with childhood years weight problems by the end of the year.
The Government has no strategies to present a tax obligation on sugar-sweetened drinks.
The Government has actually devoted to a tax obligation lock to prevent elevating the expense of living as well as to advertise UK performance as well as financial development, nevertheless, the Government maintains all tax obligations under evaluation, with choices being an issue for the Chancellor as component of the Budget procedure.
The root causes of weight problems are intricate, triggered by a variety of nutritional, way of life, hereditary as well as ecological aspects, as well as tackling it will certainly call for an extensive as well as wide method. The Government is thinking about an array of alternatives for dealing with childhood years weight problems, as well as the payment that Government, along with sector, neighborhoods as well as households could make, as well as will certainly introduce its strategies for dealing with childhood years weight problems by the end of the year.
Department of Health
Well, well– just what a shock … It was unavoidable that the sodas sector would certainly remain in there making their situation prior to Jamie, or anybody else, had actually also opened their mouths. Just how come the federal government has not yet obtained any type of strategies to take on childhood years weight problems? For how long has this been an issue?20years? For how long do they require?
Well, we will all wait for completion of the year– however I cannot state that my hopes are high. If progression it going be made I think it will just remain in reponse to stress from high account advocates as well as seriously concentrated teams– such as Jamie or Professor Graham McGregor that had such success with his CASH salt decrease project. For overweight kids, Prof McGregor is on the sugar situation as well– see his Action on Sugar.
For those thinking about the sugar discussion, the British Society for Ecological Medicine is running among their exceptional seminars on SUGAR– The Brain, the Microbiome as well as Canceron October 2nd in London. You could reserve a ticket here
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