Tagged: soft drinks

And now the Brits are doing it: A sugary drink tax levy on the industry - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 03, 2018

Prof Tony Blakely, Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Anja Mizdrak, Dr Cristina Cleghorn From 1 April 2018, the UK is putting in place a type of sugary drinks tax – actually a “soft drinks industry levy”. This blog reviews how they are doing it, early signs of its success, and ponders its relevance for NZ.  We also take this opportunity to … Read More

Action needed to halt New Zealand’s obesity epidemic: Themes from Big Food Symposium - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 19, 2014

Associate Professor Louise Signal International and national public health experts and delegates met on Monday this week to consider how to address New Zealand’s (NZ’s) increasing obesity epidemic. While they welcome the new Healthy Families NZ community-based initiative recently announced … Continue reading → … Read More

Market deregulation → ↑ fast food consumption → ↑ obesity. Clever international study that includes NZ data - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 05, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely. A clever study just published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has analyzed how changes in fast food transactions per capita within 25 high-income countries was associated with changes in body mass index (BMI).  The … Continue reading → … Read More

Thoughts on NZ Adopting an Aussie Community Health Programme … and Forthcoming Nutrition Policy Events - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 04, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson Late last year Health Minister Tony Ryall visited Victoria, Australia, to examine their “Healthy Together Victoria” programme. This week, the Prime Minister announced that NZ will adopt this programme, and it will … Continue reading → … Read More

Food taxes and subsidies will probably protect health & reduce inequalities – but the devil is in the detail - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 09, 2013

Professors Tony Blakely, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Nick Wilson Research teams we lead have published two papers in the last few weeks on food taxes and subsidies – both of which depend on what are called price elasticities.  Timely, in … Continue reading → … Read More