Sugar Tax

  1. Which country recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks?
  2. Drinks containing more than ______ grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be taxed.
  3. Finish the following sentence: The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher…
  4. What sort of health problems does a high sugar diet contribute to?
  5. Which celebrity chef supports a tax on sugary drinks?
  6. What proportion of Australian kids drink sugary drinks every day?
  7. How much sugar does the World Health Organisation recommend we eat every day?
  8. How does the daily recommended sugar intake compare to the amount of sugar in some drinks?
  9. Why do some people think that a sugar tax is a bad idea?
  10. Do you think there should be a tax on sugary drinks? Explain your answer.

17 Comments on Sugar Tax

  1. aidan56
    May 23, 2016 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    The U.K.
    5 grams.
    The tax will be higher.
    overweight.
    Jamie Oliver.
    47%
    6 tea spoons.
    3 more tea spoons.
    Because a lot of people can lose their jobs.
    Yes, because Australia is becoming close to one of the most overweight countries.

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  2. Morgan
    May 23, 2016 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    1. Which country recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks?
    The UK
    2. Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be taxed.
    3. Finish the following sentence: The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher tax you will have to pay.
    4. What sort of health problems does a high sugar diet contribute to? Obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease.
    5. Which celebrity chef supports a tax on sugary drinks? Jamie Oliver
    6. What proportion of Australian kids drink sugary drinks every day? 47%
    7. How much sugar does the World Health Organisation recommend we eat every day? 6 teaspoons.
    8. How does the daily recommended sugar intake compare to the amount of sugar in some drinks?
    9. Why do some people think that a sugar tax is a bad idea? Some drinks have more than twice the recommended amount of sugar each day.
    10. Do you think there should be a tax on sugary drinks? Explain your answer.
    I do not think that the taxes should rise, people need to start controlling how much sugar you eat/drink and keep to the recommended amount.

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  3. Mia
    May 23, 2016 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    1.The U.K recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks.
    2. 5 grams then taxes will rise.
    3. The higher the taxes will become.
    4.More obiece people.
    5.Jamie Oliver supports the taxes on soft drinks.
    6. 47% of children drink sugary drinks a day.
    7. 6 table spoons recommended each day.
    8. 10 more table spoons in Coke.
    9. Because people will still buy it and there will be more poor people in Australia.
    10. I think NO People will want to make their own decision in life and it is their chose to drink as much sugar as they want!

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  4. paddy56
    May 23, 2016 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    1. UK
    2. 5 grams
    3. The more sugar the drinks contain the higher the tax will be.
    4. The health problems are, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease.
    5. Jamie Oliver
    6. 47%
    7. 6 teaspoons of sugar a day
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    9. Company’s might go broke.
    10. I don’t think so because there is already lots of people without jobs and if big company’s like Cola go broke then even more people will be left without jobs.

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  5. hugo56
    May 23, 2016 at 9:48 am (2 years ago)

    1. United kingdom
    2. 5 grams
    3. The higher the tax will be
    4. Heart problems, obesity and lack of fitness
    5. Jamie Oliver
    6. Almost half or 47%
    7. Six tea spoons a day
    8. 76% are getting more sugar then they need
    9. They say it is unfair to target soft drinks
    10. Yes but not much because less people will be obese and they will be healthier

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  6. Lily
    May 23, 2016 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

    1. The UK

    2. 5 grams

    3. The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher the tax will be

    4. Obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease

    5. Jamie Oliver

    6. 47%

    7. 6 teaspoons per day

    8. A lot of people have too much sugar – up to 13 teaspoons too much

    9. Other things are going to be taxed

    10. yes. People are getting sick on the sugar, and if we make the prices higher then we might have less illness around Australia.

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  7. Victoria
    May 23, 2016 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    1. The UK has rised there taxes
    2. 5 grams of sugar
    3. The higher the taxes will rise
    4. There will be more overweight people
    5. The celebrity chef was Jamie Oliver
    6. It was %47
    7. The max is 6 teaspoons
    8. Coke contains 10 more teaspoons then what you are supposed to have
    9. People will just keep buying it
    10. People should make their own choices about how much they drink and how much sugar they have.

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  8. Amelie
    May 23, 2016 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    SUGAR
    1. The United Kingdom
    2. 5 grams and over will be impacted by the tax
    3. …the tax will be
    4. Obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease
    5. Jamie Oliver
    6. 47% of Kids
    7. 6 teaspoons a day
    8. The differences are spoonfuls more than the recommended amount, with some apple juices having almost 9 teaspoons!
    9. Some people think it will affect business and jobs for companies, and that if people still want a soft drink, they will still buy it
    10. It depends on how much the tax is. If it is 10 cents no one is going to say it’s too expensive, while if it’s a dollar, people might go off the sugary drinks. Where is the money going to go anyway? People might protest as to where the money is going.

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  9. Luke M
    May 23, 2016 at 9:52 am (2 years ago)

    1. UK
    2. 5 grams per 100 milliliters
    3. the higher the tax will be
    4. obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease
    5. Jamie Oliver
    6. 47%
    7. 6 teaspoons of sugar per day
    8. Some drinks are more than the recommended sugar intake
    9. Then the food products won’t have it
    10. I think that Australia should have it because Australia is becoming the one of the obese countries

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  10. Christian
    May 23, 2016 at 9:55 am (2 years ago)

    1) Which country recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks?
    The UK announced that there will be a tax on sugar in soft drinks.

    2) Drinks containing more than ______ grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be taxed.
    Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be taxed.

    3)Finish the following sentence: The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher…
    The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher the cost/tax will be.

    4) What sort of health problems does a high sugar diet contribute to?
    high sugar diets contribute to obesity,tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease later in life.

    5) Which celebrity chef supports a tax on sugary drinks?
    Celebrity Jamie Oliver wants Australia and Canada to have a sugar tax for soft drinks.

    6) What proportion of Australian kids drink sugary drinks every day?
    47% of kids drink sugary drinks every day.

    7) How much sugar does the World Health Organisation recommend we eat every day?
    The World Organisation recommends that we eat 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.

    8) How does the daily recommended sugar intake compare to the amount of sugar in some drinks?
    we are recommended to have around 6 teaspoons a day but in a juice there is about 9 teaspoons and 16 teaspoons in a coca cola bottle.

    9) Why do some people think that a sugar tax is a bad idea?
    Some people think that it is a bad idea because then there will be more poor people and soft drink makers will run out of money if not enough people buy there product, also people think it is unfair to target soft drinks.

    10)Do you think there should be a tax on sugary drinks? Explain your answer.
    Think that there should be a tax on sugary drinks because then it will encourage people to just drink water more since soft drinks will be more expensive. So then we will have less amounts of overweight people drinking soft drinks everyday.

    By Christian A

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  11. Anneliese
    May 23, 2016 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

    1. Which country recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks? UK
    2. Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 millilitres will be taxed.
    3. Finish the following sentence: The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher…tax will be.
    4. What sort of health problems does a high sugar diet contribute to? Obesity, tooth decay, and heart disease later on in life.
    5.Which celebrity chef supports a tax on sugary drinks? Jamie Oliver
    6. What proportion of Australian kids drink sugary drinks every day? 47%
    7. How much sugar does the World Health Organisation recommend we eat every day? 6 teaspoons.
    8. How does the daily recommended sugar intake compare to the amount of sugar in some drinks? You’re meant to have 6 teaspoons of sugar each day but in some drinks like juices, soft drinks, power drink’s and iced tea there is up to 9 – 16 teaspoons of sugar in them.
    9. Why do some people think that a sugar tax is a bad idea? Because some drinks have more than the recommended amount and people need to control what they eat/drink and some people can.
    10. Do you think there should be a tax on sugary drinks? Explain your answer. I don’t think there should be a tax on sugar because there is so much tax on other things that people are gonna run out of money. Also people need to control how much they eat/drink so they don’t become obese and that the sugar tax doesn’t happen.

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  12. ben56
    May 23, 2016 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

    1.UK has announced that a higher tax on soft drinks that have lots of sugar.
    2.Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 milliliters will be taxed.
    3.The more sugar the drinks contain the higher the tax goes up.
    4. Sugar is leading to problems like obesity, tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease later on in life.
    5. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver supports the tax on soft drinks.
    6.47% of Australian kids drink sugary drinks every day.
    7.The World Health Organisation recommends we have 6 teaspoons of sugar every day.
    8. In a coke bottle there are 16 teaspoons which is 10 more teaspoons then we should have every day.
    9.Some people think that soft drink tax is a bad idea because it could cause a lot of people to loose there jobs.
    10.I don’t think there should be tax on soft drinks because if people want to have soft drinks and don’t mind being overweight that’s their choice.

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  13. Caleb
    May 23, 2016 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    1. The UK have announced in two years time they will charge more for sugary drinks.

    2. Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 10 mil will be taxed.

    3. The more sugar, the higher the tax will be.

    4. It contributes to diabetes, obese, teeth decay and heart disease.

    5. The great cook Jamie Oliver supports that having tax on sugary drinks is a good idea.

    6. Everyday, half of kids (47%) have sugary drinks.

    7. The World Health Organisation (or the W.H.O) recommends that we only have 6 teaspoons of sugar everyday.

    8. The recommended amount is 6 teaspoons while coke has 16 teaspoons that is 10 more teaspoons.

    9. Because people will just keep buying it or that factories close down and people wont have jobs.

    10. No, because people will not have a job.

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  14. Eva
    May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    Q1 People in the U.K may soon have to pay Sugar tax
    Q2 5 grams of sugar per 100 milliliters will be taxed
    Q3 The more sugar contained in the drinks the higher the tax
    Q4 this can lead to obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, or even heart disease
    Q5 Jamie Oliver supports a tax on sugary drinks
    Q6 47%
    Q7 Children should only have 6 teaspoons a day
    Q8 They are saying that you should only really have a large amount very occasionally
    Q9 Health organizations say the benefits are worth it and it will hopefully decrease the amount of obese people.
    Q10 Yes because not many people will buy them and they will realize why the price has gone up

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  15. A.W
    May 23, 2016 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    1. NZ recently introduced sugar tax
    2.Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 milliliters will be taxed.
    3.The more sugar the drinks contain, the higher the tax will be
    4. Obesity, Tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease later in life.
    5. Jamie Oliver supports a tax on sugary drinks.
    6. 47% of kids drink sugary drinks every day
    7. 6 tea spoons

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  16. saskia
    May 23, 2016 at 10:23 am (2 years ago)

    1.NZ recently announced it will introduce a tax on soft drinks.
    2. Drinks containing more than 5 grams of sugar
    3. The more sugar the drinks contain the higher the tax will be.

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  17. Alice
    May 23, 2016 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

    Q1. In the next two years the United kingdom will probably have sugar taxes
    Q2. 5 grams
    Q3. The more sugar a drink contains the higher the tax will be.
    Q4. Obesity, Tooth Decay, Diabetes and Heart Disease
    Q5. The Celebrity was Jamie Oliver
    Q6. 47% of kids drink sugary drinks
    Q7. 6 teaspoons of sugar per day
    Q8. Their kind of saying don’t drink soft drinks. Just only the proper amount
    Q9. Some people like the idea of having a sugar tax, but some don’t, because there could be lots of poor people, company’s broke which leads to no jobs and they could just start to tax all of these other things.
    Q10. Yes and No. No, because lots of people might go poor, broke companies, no jobs and they might start to tax all of these things. Yes, because lots of people will be more healthier

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