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Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages
Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development
Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart
You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do
Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens
Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults
Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Frequent Soft Drink Consumption May Make Adolescents More Aggressive
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods
18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children
5 September 2019 - The Guardian - Tax on snacks would have 'huge impact' on obesity, say experts
4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity
2 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories
30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests no direct link between drinking sugar sweetened drinks and higher energy consumption or BMI in children
4 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - No such thing as 'sugar rush' - sugar worsens mood rather than improving it
25 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Major medical groups call for soda taxes
11 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Norway’s food authorities warn of caffeine-containing energy drinks’ effect on kids
3 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - No compelling evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
16 November 2018 - Nutrition Insight - Sugar crash? Alarming levels of sugar in milkshakes, UK lobby group says
5 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
30 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise
23 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food additives a toxic mix for kids
9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits
9 July 2018 - The Guardian - Flying high: kids in the UK are wild about energy drinks - but how harmful are they?
8 June 2018 - The Conversation - Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe
22 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity
19 April 2018 - EurekAlert - Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition
15 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts
9 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some great ways to fight childhood obesity
27 February 2018 - The Conversation - Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media
11 January 2018 - The Conversation - Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less
8 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase asthma risk in mid-childhood
28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows
13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets
13 July 2017 - Reuters - Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk
6 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
22 February 2017 - British Medical Journal - Time for the UK to commit to tackling child obesity
21 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - UK government plan to prevent child obesity is 'severely limited,' argue experts
4 January 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table
27 September 2016 - The Conversation - Case against soft drink levy is sugar coated