Posts Tagged ‘sugar’

Slough Borough Council promotes dental initiative to tackle decay

Slough Borough Council promotes dental initiative to tackle decay

Slough Borough Council is promoting a dental initiative to tackle decay in children. The council has put plans together to try and reduce sugar consumption and encourage better oral health habits in a bit to curb rising rates of decay. The council is pushing an existing scheme following the publication of statistics by Public Health […]


Stop the rot! Dentists back fresh calls to tackle sugar consumption in the wake of new decay figures

Stop the rot! Dentists back fresh calls to tackle sugar consumption in the wake of new decay figures

Dentists are backing fresh calls to try and reduce sugar consumption in the wake of the publication of alarming figures. New statistics show that twice as many children under 10 were treated in hospital for dental decay than a broken arm in 2016/2017. Figures analysed by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College […]


Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

New healthy eating policies at Shirley Manor Primary Academy in Bradford have restricted desserts, cakes and biscuits in packed lunches, and sugary drinks such as squash, fizzy drinks and flavoured water are outright banned, for their contribution to tooth decay. This is one of the first initiatives that has gone further than the nutritional requirements […]


California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

In a victory for the soft drink industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California have blocked a ruling in San Francisco which would have required all advertisements for sugary drinks to feature health warnings. A San Francisco city ordinance originally passed in 2015 required all adverts for sugar sweetened drinks to feature wording […]


The Global Costs of Dental Treatment due to Sugary Foods is Over £115 Billion

The Global Costs of Dental Treatment due to Sugary Foods is Over £115 Billion

Researchers at Martin Luther University and the Biotechnology Research and Information Network AG have calculated the cost of the world’s addiction to sugar: $172 billion. This alarming figure includes $23 billion in Germany alone. To get to this statistic the research team at Halle-Wittenberg looked at representative information on the prevalence of caries (tooth decay), […]


Could brushing and flossing lift your mood?

Could brushing and flossing lift your mood?

Mental health is a subject of significant interest at the moment, and leading experts have been sharing their tips to try and lift your mood if you’re feeling low. You may be surprised to see brushing and flossing in a list that includes getting out into the fresh air and doing a workout, but studies […]


Tayside schools to take fruit juice off the menu

Tayside schools to take fruit juice off the menu

Fruit juice will be removed from the menu in Tayside schools from the 31st March, it has been confirmed. Tayside Contracts has made the decision in partnership with local councils to try and reduce sugar intake among children. Head teachers of schools in the area have been sent a memo, which details the reasons why […]


US dentist publishes gruesome pictures to show the damage caused by fizzy drinks

US dentist publishes gruesome pictures to show the damage caused by fizzy drinks

An American dentist has published a series of gruesome images to show the damage popular fizzy drinks and energy drinks can cause to the teeth. Although it’s not strictly true that a tooth will dissolve in a glass of cola overnight, Dr Tom Bierman’s photographs show the alarming damage these sugary, acidic drinks can cause. […]


New research reveals shocking sugar content of popular soft drinks

New research reveals shocking sugar content of popular soft drinks

New research has revealed the shocking sugar content of some of the United Kingdom’s favourite and most popular soft drinks. Data analysis conducted by Business Insider showed that a 500ml bottle of Lucozade contains 62 grammes of sugar, which equates to the same as three doughnuts. Coca Cola contains 54 grammes and Ribena Blackcurrant contains […]


New research reveals shockingly high sugar content of breakfast cereals

New research reveals shockingly high sugar content of breakfast cereals

New research has revealed that some of the nation’s favourite breakfast cereals have a shockingly high sugar content. In some cases, more than third of the ingredients was made up of sugar. The data, which has been published by campaign group, Action on Sugar in partnership with Consensus Action on Salt and Health, named Kellogg’s […]