Australia's sugar tale

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

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Abstract

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
Pages2682-2687
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health Nutrition
Volume22
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Free sugars
  • Policy
  • Strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Gupta, A., Miller, C., Harford, J., Smithers, L. G., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2019). Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition, 22(14), 2682-2687. 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 ; Vol. 22, No. 14. pp. 2682-2687.
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Gupta, A, Miller, C, Harford, J, Smithers, LG & Braunack-Mayer, A 2019, 'Australia's sugar tale', Public Health Nutrition, vol. 22, no. 14, pp. 2682-2687. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019001228

Australia's sugar tale. / Gupta, Adyya; Miller, Caroline; Harford, Jane; Smithers, Lisa G.; Braunack-Mayer, Annette.

In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 22, No. 14, 01.10.2019, p. 2682-2687.

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Gupta A, Miller C, Harford J, Smithers LG, Braunack-Mayer A. Australia's sugar tale. Public Health Nutrition. 2019 Oct 1;22(14):2682-2687. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019001228