'A sugar tax is well meaning but not the answer'


There is a lot of talk around right now about whether NZ should follow other countries examples such as the UK or Mexico and introduce a sugar tax to help fight diabetes and obesity. What do those in the fitness industry think of that?

Joining Ali Mau in his regular Tuesday slot is Exercise NZ CEO Richard Beddie. 

He thinks the tax is 'well intentioned' but will fail to actually cause meaningful change in negative health outcomes. 

If I’m asked if a sugar tax will work in the current proposals...the answer is a categorical no

Listen to the full interview with Richard Beddie above.

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