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Australia's sugar tale

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective:To establish high intake of free sugars and its related disease burden as a significant public health challenge in Australia.Design:We discuss five key actions to reduce intake of free sugars tailored to the Australian context. These strategies are informed by reviewing the global scientific evidence on the effectiveness of a range of policy responses to reduce intake of free sugars at the population level.Setting:Australia.Participants:Australian population.Results:The five key actions to reduce population levels for intake of free sugars tailored to the Australian context include prioritising health in trade agreements and policy; introducing a fiscal policy supporting health and promoting food reformulation; regulating advertising and improving labelling; strengthening the current dietary guidelines; and encouraging healthy choices.Conclusions:The adoption and implementation of the strategies discussed in the current commentary would aid in tackling the rising health burden from the intake of free sugars in Australia.

Authors


  •   Gupta, Adyya (external author)
  •   Miller, Caroline (external author)
  •   Harford, Jane (external author)
  •   Smithers, Lisa (external author)
  •   Braunack-Mayer, Annette J.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Gupta, A., Miller, C., Harford, J., Smithers, L. G. & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2019). Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition, 22 (14), 2682-2687.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85066102650

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2682

End Page


  • 2687

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Objective:To establish high intake of free sugars and its related disease burden as a significant public health challenge in Australia.Design:We discuss five key actions to reduce intake of free sugars tailored to the Australian context. These strategies are informed by reviewing the global scientific evidence on the effectiveness of a range of policy responses to reduce intake of free sugars at the population level.Setting:Australia.Participants:Australian population.Results:The five key actions to reduce population levels for intake of free sugars tailored to the Australian context include prioritising health in trade agreements and policy; introducing a fiscal policy supporting health and promoting food reformulation; regulating advertising and improving labelling; strengthening the current dietary guidelines; and encouraging healthy choices.Conclusions:The adoption and implementation of the strategies discussed in the current commentary would aid in tackling the rising health burden from the intake of free sugars in Australia.

Authors


  •   Gupta, Adyya (external author)
  •   Miller, Caroline (external author)
  •   Harford, Jane (external author)
  •   Smithers, Lisa (external author)
  •   Braunack-Mayer, Annette J.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Gupta, A., Miller, C., Harford, J., Smithers, L. G. & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2019). Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition, 22 (14), 2682-2687.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85066102650

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2682

End Page


  • 2687

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom