FIZZ News

2017 FIZZ Conference

Taxing Sugary Drinks: An Election Issue

Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Monday 26/06/2017
More information and to book tickets click here

SYMPOSIUM

Launch of NO Sugary Drinks Logo 11 October

This conference explored how we can move further along the road to a sugary drink free Aotearoa. Keynote speakers include Kelly Brownell, David Gillespie, Michael Littlewood and more.
More information click here

Guidance Panel

New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel

Currently researchers at the University of Auckland are establishing the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel (NZBGP). The panel will provide insight on the relative health benefits and risks of various beverage categories. The main short-term outcome of the NZBGP will be to develop a ‘Six point policy-brief’ that will offer recommendations to relevant sectors of influence. The sectors that this ‘policy-brief’ will seek to influence include: Government, Education, Industry, Advocacy, Health, and Community/NGO’s. 
More information click here

SUGARY DRINKS AND HEALTH RESOURCES

Dairies in Taranaki stop selling sugary drinks to school children!
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/xMneBQSReMAKfW?domain=i.stuff.co.nz

Primary school in Otara reduces sugary drinks and saves its students' teeth
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/88301316/the-decile-1-school-that-quit-sugar-and-improved-its-students-teeth

Julie Anne Genter, Green MP, challenges Jonathan Coleman about his refusal to enact a sugar tax

Sugar and rotten teeth linked to rheumatic fever in Auckland study
http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2016/11/11/jech-2016-208219.abstract

Dentist Rob Beaglehole convinces the World Health Organisation to rid itself of sugary liquids...
http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/86717246/new-zealand-dentist-rob-beaglehole-convinces-world-health-organisation-to-remove-sugary-drinks

Māori public health organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, supports FIZZ symposium
http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/hapai-te-hauora-gets-behind-no-sugar-drinks-campaign

A cafe owner refuses to sell Coke... Great move!
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/84561897/coke-goes-flat-for-one-cafe-owner

FIZZ issues a fresh call for a sugar tax, and an overhaul of the childhood obesity plan
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/83234530/fresh-call-for-sugar-tax-follows-damning-review-of-child-obesity-plan

Auckland Council ban sugary drinks in leisure centres

74 Professors write a letter to the Minister of health requesting a sugary drinks tax!
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11615519

Britain announces sugary drinks tax! Will NZ follow suit?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11606810 http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35824424 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35813973 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11609899

The Dominion post editorial staff swing behind health warnings for sugary drinks
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/77282347/editorial-health-warnings-on-sugary-drinks-are-a-sensible-policy

The murky world of academic funding from the beverage industry
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/77873277/editorial-dental-experts-should-avoid-taking-money-from-coca-cola

Coca-Cola funding under scrutiny
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201793215/coca-cola-funding-under-scrutiny

Marion Nestle on taking on big soda and winning, at Auckland University (2016)
https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/soph/global-health/what-we-do-.html

How did Mexico enact its sugary drinks tax with such deep seated industry opposition
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/nov/03/obese-soda-sugar-tax-mexico

Nelson Council goes sugar free
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/73117307/Nelson-mayor-challenges-others-to-get-rid-of-sugary-drinks

FIZZ conference 2015 in the news
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/72734296/Sugary-drinks-must-be-legislated-against-researchers

Sugary drinks scrapped from NZ hospitals
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/sugary-drinks-in-hospitals-scrapped-2015093005#axzz3nG9BufIb


Sir Peter Gluckman supportive of sugary drinks tax
http://www.radiolive.co.nz/AUDIO-12-million-New-Zealanders-obese/tabid/506/articleID/92720/Default.aspx

Kiwi artist reveals sugar hiding in soft drinks
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11495924

Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11464806

Rob Beaglehole makes the front page of the Dominion Post, highlighting the health impact of sugary drinks
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/70615339/sugary-drinks-and-junk-food-blamed-as-kids-have-rotten-baby-teeth-pulled-out

Sales of Coke and Pepsi falling in the Sydney Morning Herald
Some evidence of progress in the right direction. Sugary drinks sales falling.
http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/cocacola-pepsi-under-pressure-as-millenials-ditch-sugar-20150723-giivmg.html

NZ Herald columnist calls for Sugary drink tax
Niki Bezzant, editor-in-chief of Healthy Food Guide, calls for a sugary drinks tax in a NZ Herald column
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11475877

A new campaign from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, in the U. S. Coke, as it should have been advertised...

The Washington Post explores the pros and cons of a sugary drinks tax.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/is-a-soda-tax-the-solution-to-americas-obesity-problem/2015/03/23/b6216864-ccf8-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html

Dr Rob Beaglehole, Nelson dentist, makes the news championing the message that rotten teeth are entirely preventable, by avoiding sugar.
http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/one-man-s-mission-get-rid-our-sweet-tooth-6249593

2015 Polyfest going sugar free! Great news!
http://community.scoop.co.nz/2014/10/community-agencies-and-sponsors-create-sugar-free-polyfest/

A series of British Medical Journal articles about the influence of the sugar industry on the scientific debate surrounding the health effects of its main product.
Sugar: spinning a web of influence http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h231
Sugar's web of influence 2: Biasing the science http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h215
Sugar's web of influence 3: Why the responsibility deal is a "dead duck" for sugar reduction http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h219
Sugar's web of influence 4: Mars and company: sweet heroes or villains? http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h220

Kiwis go sour on sugar. Widespread belief among New Zealanders that sugar is a problem, reported by Southern Cross.
39% of kiwis support a sugar tax
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11386542

Schools and students in the Waikato hatch a plan to restrict the sugar intake of students. Some convenience store owners sign up too.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10221101/Sugary-treats-ruled-out-for-primary-school-pupils
Follow-up story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/63189195/dairy-deal-keeps-pupils-off-lollies.html

Principal Dental Officer for Nelson, Dr Rob Beaglehole is influencing the local Nelson council into restricting the availability of sugary drinks.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/20162113/hospital-dentist-calls-for-action-on-child-dental-health
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/63329575/Council-sugar-ban-a-step-closer
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/10714446/Taking-stand-on-sugary-drinks

The city of Berkeley, California, passes a soda tax (November 5, 2014). Read more about how they did it here:
http://online.wsj.com/articles/berkeley-voters-approve-tax-on-sugary-drinks-san-francisco-ban-falls-short-1415189224 http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/11/05/why-berkeley-passed-a-soda-tax-where-others-failed/

Mexico taxes soft drinks
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/mexico-soda-tax-sugar-obesity-health

South African researchers project the benefits of a sugar tax to reduce the prevalence of obesity among their population
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105287

Northland District Healthboard removes sugary drinks from its premises
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1408/S00116/goodbye-sugar-sweetened-beverages.htm

Nigel Latta, psychologist and sugar skeptic comes full circle on the issue.
http://tvnz.co.nz/nigel-latta/s1-ep6-video-6060553

Canadian current affairs documentary about sugar
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/the-secrets-of-sugar

Professor Robert Lustig's Sugar: the bitter truth

Big Sugar: a documentary by Brian McKenna. (1.5 hours)
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/big-sugar/

A spot on Campbell Live, putting sugary drinks under the spotlight.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Should-fizzy-drinks-be-banned/tabid/817/articleID/332130/Default.aspx

Information about sugary drinks and its marketing. Although this information is generally related to the U. S., the situation is likely to be similar in New Zealand
www.sugarydrinkfacts.org

Graphic information about the sugar content of common foods
http://www.sugarstacks.com/

Sugary drinks in the media in New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11320545 http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Duncan-Garner-Check-this-out--killer-fizz-for-a-1/tabid/674/articleID/46398/Default.aspx#.U4u01Igp73c.facebook
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/10122586/Ban-on-sugary-drinks-back-on-agenda
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11198199
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health-wellbeing/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501238&objectid=11193108
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11132337
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11132160
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11196654
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11179480
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10811442

Sugar and sugary drinks in the media overseas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-california-warning-label-sugar-drinks-20140530,0,324264.story
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/effects-of-eating-too-much-sugar-2014-3

Overseas groups advocating for reducing sugary drinks
http://www.choosehealthsf.com/