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Sugary drinks tax in Australia aims at reducing childhood obesity


20 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In Australia, it is estimated that a tax on sugary drinks may curtail the rise of childhood obesity, saving the country billions in medical costs, according to leading health groups. Four health organizations joined their efforts for the first time urging the federal government to create a strategy for dealing…

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Fast-food chain removes soda from kids’ menu


16 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Fast-food chain Wendy’s will discard soda from its kids’ menu following requests from consumer organizations including MomsRising.org and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The menus targeting children will no longer mention soda, but parents will still be able to order it for their kids if they…