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Children do not need energy intake of rowers
A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a series of measures to combat rising levels of obesity in the UK, according to a new Policy Exchange report.  The report, authored by double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell OBE, says that while a sugary drinks tax is not a magic bullet, but with soft drinks providing 29% of daily sugar for 11-18 year olds, it is on balance a sensible intervention to help prevent the rise in obesity, especially among children.  He argues that any revenue raised through the new tax should be spent on preventing obesity rather than treatment.

PX:  James Cracknell argues for a tax on sugary drinks

Evidently it’s not just little girls that are made of ‘sugar & spice and all things nice’

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