SugarByHalf Media Watch 23 Jan-3 Feb

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

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SUGAR AND FOOD

5 So-Called "Healthy" Foods That Are Secretly Packed With Sugar
http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/a57719/foods-that-have-the-most-sugar/ 

From ready meals to fruit juices: Secrets of a low sugar shopping trolley
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/758071/Diet-low-sugar-added-sugar-shopping-supermarket

Are Your Kids Drinking Too Much Sugar?
http://www.webmd.com/children/features/kids-are-drinking-too-much-sugar 

VIDEO: School Lunch Boxes Filled with Sugar
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/01/30/20/03/school-lunchboxes-filled-with-sugar/?ocid=9newsmtw

 

HEALTH POLICY: INFLUENCE OF JUNK FOOD

Junk food industry shaping health policies at public's expense: study
http://www.theage.com.au/act-news/is-big-food-political-lobbying-helping-shape-health-policies-at-the-publics-expense-20170123-gtwr2e.html

Deakin study reveals the big business tactics making us fatter
http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/media-releases/articles/deakin-study-reveals-the-big-business-tactics-making-us-fatter

RESEARCH: Generating political priority for regulatory interventions targeting obesity prevention: An Australian case study
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312645434_Generating_political_priority_for_regulatory_interventions_targeting_obesity_prevention_An_Australian_case_study?ev=prf_pub

 

OBESITY

Study shows the alarming cost of early childhood obesity
http://www.theage.com.au/national/health/study-shows-the-alarming-cost-of-early-childhood-obesity-20170122-gtwalk.html

Sugar for Breakfast leads to increased childhood obesity
http://www.drchatterjee.co.uk/blog/sugar-for-breakfast-leads-to-increased-childhood-obesity.cfm

Move over obesity, the new problem is 'overfat'
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/wellbeing/move-over-obesity-the-new-problem-is-overfat-20170117-gttea7.html

Why is Febfast tackling sugar, not just alcohol?
http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2017/01/31/why-febfast-tackling-sugar-not-just-alcohol

Murray Bridge council hopes to solve obesity problem
http://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/4439897/city-hopes-to-solve-obesity-problem/ 

78 percent of hospital workers in Houston are overweight or obese
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170127142920.htm

 

THE EFFECT OF TOO MUCH SUGAR

Secondhand sugars are the new secondhand smoke — and they’re harming children
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-war-on-secondhand-sugars/2017/01/27/1ad09020-d763-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html

Sugar isn't that different to smoking for pregnant women
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/sugar-isnt-that-different-to-smoking-for-pregnant-women-20170129-gu1444.html

We need a war on secondhand sugar
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/we-need-a-war-on-secondhand-sugar-20170129-gu15mt.html

How Sugar Became the Great Public Health Hazard of Our Time
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/how-sugar-became-great-public-health-hazard-our-time

Is sugar the new tobacco? New book says yes
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/farm-to-table/2017/01/24/sugar-new-tobacco-new-book-says-yes/96725462/

If Sugar Is Harmless, Prove It
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/opinion/if-sugar-is-harmless-prove-it.html

What's making us fat? Inside the sugar wars
http://www.metronews.ca/views/science-says/2017/01/27/what-is-making-us-fat-the-case-against-sugar.html

Study: 30% of kids have two or more sugary drinks a day
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/26/health/sugary-drinks-children-cdc-study/

The top tips you need to cut down sugar in 2017
http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/health-fitness/cut-down-sugar-468781

 

SWIMMING POOL KIOSKS

Swimming pool kiosks a haven for unhealthy food

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/swimming-pool-kiosks-a-haven-for-unhealthy-food/news-story/cd7e4ed7a739b5d03e17942d610cef2f 

One pool kiosk at a time: a world first in food research
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/pool/8216528

 

DOCTORS NEED NUTRITION EDUCATION

Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/01/22/medical-schools-need-to-teach-more-about-obesity-and-nutrition/#7f167d1c3ae6

 

DIETITIANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

Is Down Under’s DAA really in bed with big food?
http://foodmed.net/2017/01/23/daa-bed-big-food-low-fat-paleo-lchf/

DAA Talking Heads: Time for new conversation?
https://foodmed.net/2017/01/24/daa-talking-heads-time-for-new-conversation/

 

AUSTRALIAN SUPERMARKET SALES

Coles and Woolworths' soft drink sales slump amid health fears
http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/supermarket-soft-drink-sales-slump-amid-health-fears-20170126-gtz5b4.html

Coles, Woolworths, Aldi in battle for diminishing shopper dollars
http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/coles-woolworth-aldi-in-battle-for-diminishing-shopper-dollars-20170124-gtxwgq.html

 

THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Americans were making a lot of progress cutting back on sugary drinks. Now that’s stopped.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/26/americans-were-making-a-lot-of-progress-cutting-back-on-sugary-drinks-now-thats-stopped/?utm_term=.1eea69935ed7

Singapore calls in kung fu master to fight 'sugar villains'
http://www.campaignasia.com/video/singapore-calls-in-kung-fu-master-to-fight-sugar-villains/433229

French turn off the taps on bottomless sugary drinks
http://www.theage.com.au/world/french-turn-off-the-taps-on-bottomless-sugary-drinks-20170128-gu0knn

France Bans Free Soda Refills in Attack on Obesity
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/world/europe/france-soda-refill-ban.html

 

BIG FOOD IN ACTION

Nestlé aims to boost Nesquik sales via sugar cuts
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nestle-aims-to-boost-nesquik-sales-via-sugar-cuts-2017-01-27

Nestlé Is Putting the Nesquik Bunny on a Diet
http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/nestle-nesquick-cutting-sugar/

Big Sugar and Coke Conspiracy
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/31/big-sugar-coke-conspiracy.aspx

 

PERSONAL STORIES

30 days without sugar: Mission accomplished?
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/30-days-without-sugar-mission-accomplished

Fighting diabetes, and leading by example
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/fighting-diabetes-and-leading-by-example-20170104-gtm59p.html

How To Eat Less Added Sugar Without Hating Life
http://www.self.com/story/sarah-wilson-added-sugar-tips

  

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30 Jan-5 Feb - Kick Sugar Summit
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