Government response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on energy drinks and children

This document sets out the government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations in the Science and Technology Select Committee’s report Energy drinks and children.

Energy drinks and children

This inquiry considered the effects of energy drink consumption on children in the UK, looking at legislation to restrict their sale, labelling requirements and advertising restrictions.

Sugar taxes: a review of the evidence

This report provides an assessment of the evidence for sugar taxes as a fiscal instrument to improve health. Forty-seven peer-reviewed studies and working papers published in the last five years were reviewed, summarised and assessed for key methodological issues.
Journal article

Examining the nutritional quality of food and beverage consumed at Melbourne aquatic and recreation centres

Aquatic and recreation centres largely identify themselves as health-promoting settings, although they have been described as ‘obesogenic’ environments for children in Canada and the UK.

Sugar and health: evidence update

Sugar and health is a topic that is surrounded by mixed messages in the New Zealand media. This summary of the current evidence sets out to remove some of the confusion around sugars in food, sugar intake, how sugars are processed in the body, and...

Validation of a short Food Frequency Questionnaire which ranks individuals by sugar intakes in Pacific Islanders living in South Auckland, New Zealand

Background: Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, gout and cardiovascular disease have higher prevalence among Pacific Islanders than any other ethnicity in New Zealand. Increasing evidence has shown a link between increased fructose consumption and these diseases. However measuring dietary sugar intakes in...

Development, validation and test-retest reliability of a short food frequency questionnaire that measures sugar intake in Pukapuka Pacific Islanders living in Auckland, New Zealand

The present study aimed to develop, pretest and conduct a preliminary investigation into the validity and test-retest reliability of a 33-item, open-ended, self-administered, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) designed to measure usual sugars intakes over the previous month in Pukapuka Pacific Islanders living in South...

Cane and commitment: gender and familial relations on smallholder sugar cane farms in Fiji

This thesis examines the socio-economy of smallholder sugar cane farms in Fiji with particular attention to the participation and experiences of women. There is also consideration of the involvement of other household members, especially children in the farm economy.

Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire assessing the sugar intakes of Pacific Islanders in Auckland, New Zealand

Background: Evidence linking fructose intakes to gout, type 2 diabetes and obesity is growing. This is of particular interest in Pacific people who have higher rates of these diseases compared to other ethnic groups in New Zealand.

Sweet and sour pork barrelling: the case of Queensland sugar

The Queensland sugar industry is once again pleading for more government assistance. Alex Robson argues that such assistance does more harm than good and that the best course of action may be to abandon the notion of targeted regional assistance altogether.