Primary schools will have to ban fizzy and sugary drinks if a new government health proposal is adopted, Stuff reports. Sugar-sweetened drinks account for more than a quarter of children’s sugar intake in New Zealand, and the proposal has been welcomed by health experts. “Research shows that dental decay is now the most common disease reported among children in New Zealand, and rates of obesity among children increased significantly between September 2020 and August 2021,” said Health Minister Chris Hipkins.

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