Sugar

Sugars webinar

Sugars expert Prof. Paula Moynihan talks tooth decay and other NCDs in 12 December webinar

07 November 2018

The webinar is based on the most recent evidence related to intake of sugars and the risk of tooth decay and other noncommunicable diseases.

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Sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes are being underused, say leading international experts

04 July 2018

In a recent commentary article in The Lancet, an international group of experts from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, as well as civil society leaders and other academics called for governments to adopt sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes to improve public health.

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The United Kingdom joins the sugar tax club – over a dozen countries down, still a long way to go

02 May 2018

The United Kingdom is the most recent country to adopt a ‘sugar tax’ in an effort to tackle childhood obesity – and consequently dental caries.

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Sugar to take center stage at the 2018 World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires

20 April 2018

FDI, the NCD Alliance, and the World Health Organization will lead a joint session at the 2018 World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Australia reignites debate for a sugar tax, but lacks government support

11 January 2018

The Australian Medical Association calls for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to be introduced as a matter of priority to tackle obesity.

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New Zealand Dental Association calls on government to remove all sugary drinks in schools

21 June 2017

NZDA tells Minister of Education to ‘step-up’ for an impact on the health of students; supports ‘water only’ schools to reduce sugar intake.

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From Mexico to Switzerland, more countries are contemplating sugar tax

09 March 2017

As Mexico’s sugar tax leads to a fall in consumption for a second year in a row since its inception, Switzerland explores the possibility of joining the over half a dozen other countries with a sugar tax already in place.

Sugars and Dental Caries

Practical guide on sugars and dental caries now available for FDI member associations

22 December 2016

FDI just published ‘Sugars and Dental Caries – A practical guide to reduce sugars consumption and curb the epidemic of dental caries’. The aim is to support the advocacy work of FDI member associations in establishing and implementing goals for policy change.