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Seminar | Sugary drinks and the obesity epidemic in Canada: Beverage intake, interventions, and simulated taxes

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Dietary risk factors, including high sugary drink consumption, contribute to the obesity and diabetes epidemics globally, including in New Zealand and Canada. This presentation examines research on trends in Canada’s sugary drink intake, recent policy initiatives to reduce intake, and the potential health and economic impact of a tax on sugary drinks.


Dr Amanda Jones is a Research Fellow with the BODE3 programme at the University of Otago, Wellington. She completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo (Canada) where she worked with Dr David Hammond on nutrition policy research. Dr Jones has also worked at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and her research has included nutrition, tobacco, physical activity, alcohol, and infectious disease prevention.

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For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar.

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Date Friday, 26 October 2018
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationNordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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