Thank you all for your valuable contributions and support – having this document that can now be part of the discourse on a sugary drink tax in NZ I think is an important contribution by our NZ Beverage Guidance Panel.
Taxing Sugary Drinks: An Election Issue
Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Monday 26 June '17
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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.
Here is our new 'No Sugary Drinks' logo
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.
The Kelston Beverages Study - is a pilot study that is trialing interventions to reduce sugary drink intake in Kelston youth. The study is a community partnered initiative that works with schools, community organisations including churches, sports clubs and community groups and the local retail sector. The study started in March 2013 and has now finished. There was an excellent response to the study with 100% of schools (6 in total) in the suburb signing up to the study.