Australian kids eating too much sugar (19 Oct 2012 - 05:41am)
New research shows chocolate and cereals are pushing Aussie kids over recommended daily added sugar intakes.
The study shows almost 60 per cent of Australian children are getting more than 10 per cent of their daily energy requirements from added sugar, which is above World Health Organisation recommendation.
Dr Jimmy Louie from the University of Wollongong also says research has shown that boys consume more added sugar than girls, averaging 22 teaspoons of sugar daily.
I think the answer is Yes and Yes (both for boys and for girls).
It is the Thai culture when children do something good, parents often reward them with "sweet" cakes, icecreams, chocolates,... We think little about killing our good children with bad sugar. But that is what we do.
Next time when our kids do something good, give them a big hug, praise them a lot, but do not give anything loaded with sugar. Love them but do not kill them!
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http://www.thaipost.net/news/021112/64564 การศึกษา-สาธารณสุข 2 November 2555 - 00:00>
It is a trend started on taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic drinks. Governments around the world are fixing consumption problems by increasing taxes on problem-causing goods (and services). We will see more taxes on sugar (and sugar-added food), salt (and salt added food), fat (and fat added food including fried food), sex services (and VD, AIDS, ... added services),...(and so on)...
Will the taxes raised on these items be spent on educating and caring people who suffer from effects of sugar, salt, fat,...? Past experiences from increase of fuel tax, cigarette tax, alcohol tax,... suggest otherwise. Raised taxes are wasted on corrupted programs (to reduce corrupted programs (...)) ;-)