Brighton launches voluntary ‘sugar tax’ in effort to tackle obesity

Guardian network article - Monday 5th October

Brighton and Hove is addressing its sweet tooth by becoming the first British city to introduce a voluntary “sugar tax”. The local council is calling on food and drink shops to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft beverages, with the proceeds to be put into a children’s health and food education trust. Schools across the city are joining in with sugar-free initiatives. School dinners provider Eden has been limiting sugar by banning sweets, restricting biscuits, cakes and puddings and offering only small 150ml cartons of fruit juice.

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