We need a soft drink tax if we’re going to beat the obesity epidemic

Australians are addicted to an insidious white powder that is endemic in our schoolyards and destroying the lives of young people. Processed sugar, particularly the high concentrations found in soft drinks with no nutritional value, is causing significant harm to the health of young people and putting strain on our health system. The shocking reality is that more than one in five Australian children are now overweight or obese, along with more 60 per cent of Australian adults. We must stop blaming individuals for poor nutritional “choices” and fix the food system that has turned us into the second fattest nation…
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