Monday, March 21, 2016

Sugary drinks tax petition: why are we doing this?

Here's a bit of the thinking behind the petition. No, it's not the silver bullet solution to the obesity crisis - no one thing is. But as part of a range of measures, it could have a real effect. 

A tax on sugary drinks: it's time

Hi friends. 
For years now we have seen debate about the merits of a tax on sugary drinks. I understand and respect those of you who feel it's 'nanny state' and that the government has no business trying to influence what you drink. However, I respectfully disagree.
Today we started this petition to the NZ government, to follow the brave lead shown by the UK government and introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, with the revenue to be ring-fenced and put towards health and nutrition promotion and education.
If you'd like to sign and share it, I'd love that.