In The United States Michelle Obama on behalf of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced new nutrition labels that include calorie counts in oversize lettering.
Labels also include a line detailing the quantity of added sugars contained in packaged foods.
This is a significant development given that it has been proven that cane and beet sugars that added to foods are causing many diseases from obesity to heart disease and diabetes.
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A leading diabetes expert says Australia should consider a sugar tax, similarly to The UK.
Professor Stephen Colagiuri says implementation of the sugar tax is one way the Government could tackle the problem.
The professor is the only Australian contributor to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) inaugural global report on Diabetes.
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Over half of all Australians consume more than the maximum recommended daily intake of added sugars, research from the University of Sydney stated. Experts have labelled the revelation as alarming.
The study was published in The British Journal of Nutrition.
Children and adolescents exhibited the worst eating behaviour, with 76 per cent of children aged 9 to 13 exceeded the guidelines for daily sugar intake. We shouldn’t be consuming more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.
The biggest culprits are sugar sweetened beverages were revealed as the greatest source of added sugar in the nation’s diet.
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