Sugar by Half media watch 12-18 March

Here's our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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LIFESTYLE

Most kids’ packed lunches contain TWICE as much sugar as they should – with a whopping 13 teaspoons in some

Children are tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

A sugar expert reveals 3 popular foods with a disgusting amount of hidden sugar

Hamilton’s health crusade as locals back national tax on sugar

Drink Me, I’m Irish! Must-Try Reduced-Sugar St. Patrick’s Day Drink Recipes From Truvia

7 lessons from a month without sugar on the Whole30

What happened when I gave up sugar for two weeks

Which lunch box is healthier? Looks can be deceiving

Do you really have to give up fruit to go sugar-free?

How to break sugar addiction

 

SUGARDEMIC

Seattle mayor compares sugar to tobacco in sugary-drinks tax discussion

The fattest nation on earth: Mexico's desperate battle with the sugar addiction that is crippling and killing millions

10 Hidden Names of Sugar Used Commonly on Ingredient Labels

Vast Majority of Americans 'Concerned' About Sugar Industry's Influence in Shaping Dietary Guidelines, New Coast Packing/Ipsos Survey Reveals

How Big Food got us hooked on sugar, wheat and oil

The deadly risk of sugar: It's time investors reassessed food and drinks companies

 

SCIENCE

How too much sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain

What Do We Not Know About The Effects Of Sugar?

Does sugar feed cancer cells?

 

SUGAR TAX

Sugar tax action in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region 

 South Africa wages war on obesity by taxing sugar

The case for and against a sugar tax in New Zealand

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