From April, the UK government’s sugar tax will make 500ml bottles of high-sugar drinks cost an extra 14p, and two litre bottles an extra 58p. The higher price is intended to steer people towards choosing lower-sugar drinks. But promotions, such as “meal deals”, could make the sugar tax meaningless by negating the price difference….
interested? – please see my short piece in The Conversation – and forward to your networks: https://theconversation.com/meal-deals-could-undo-the-benefits-of-the-sugar-tax-91136
Sugar debate: sweet poison: is the demonization of sugar justified?
Participation open to all.
Speakers include Tatiana Christides, President, Food & Health Forum, Royal Society of Medicine
Alison Thomson – West Sussex Award winning sugar reduction programme
Checkland building room A500, from 3.15 pm until 5pm.
This seminar is part of the MDM83 Nutrition in Public Health module.
NHS England has announced the start of an implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection. From September, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be provided by the NHS through the initial three year trial to an estimated 10,000 people, Sexual health clinics in London, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield are expected to be amongst the first to start enrolling people in the impact trial.
Additional link: BBC News report
with thanks to Frankie Marcelline, Public Health Specialist Librarian
The Library, Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital for the news
Three new jobs working for IUHPE in Montreal – salary 60000 C$ which is roughly £36000. A wonderful opportunity to work in health promotion internationally. Flash Info_Job Opportunities at the IUHPE-1wogche
Three of our students are actively doing fieldwork for their dissertations over the summer. The breadth of topics is exciting and there is a clear link with listening to the perspectives of young people, from views of service users in drug prevention interventions, sexual health and the further education college environment.
Two part time students graduate this summer after completing dissertations on mental health, and stroke prevention.
The entire Georgetown Heritage area of Penan, Malaysia is a no smoking zone – and here is the Street Furniture and Street Art to let visitors know. “Love Us, Don’t Smoke”..
Virginia at the Graduation Ceremony last week. Virginia will be returning to Malawi on February 20th – we wish her good luck and ask her to keep in touch with her news.
The man behind gapminder died today, aged 69. A man who used graphics and numbers to tell real world stories that spoke for themselves.
If you havent already, highly recommend viewing the ‘Dont panic, End poverty’ talk. https://www.gapminder.org/.
If you know of anyone who has been thinking of doing the Masters – we have a post graduate open evening on Tuesday Feb 7th at Falmer campus , 4.30 -7.30pm see https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/visit-us/open-days/postgraduate-events/2017-02-07-falmer-campus-open-day.aspx
Please see link to this new opportunity in East Sussex. Please share amongst your colleagues and networks.
with thanks to Ross for the information.