Australia's sugar tale

Adyya Gupta, Caroline Miller, Jane Harford, Lisa G. Smithers, Annette Braunack-Mayer

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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.

LanguageEnglish
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Free sugars
  • Policy
  • Strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Gupta, A., Miller, C., Harford, J., Smithers, L. G., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2019). Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019001228
Gupta, Adyya ; Miller, Caroline ; Harford, Jane ; Smithers, Lisa G. ; Braunack-Mayer, Annette. / Australia's sugar tale. In: Public Health Nutrition. 2019.
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Australia's sugar tale. / Gupta, Adyya; Miller, Caroline; Harford, Jane; Smithers, Lisa G.; Braunack-Mayer, Annette.

In: Public Health Nutrition, 01.01.2019.

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Gupta A, Miller C, Harford J, Smithers LG, Braunack-Mayer A. Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition. 2019 Jan 1. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019001228