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Dentists Call On Government To Adopt Chile’s Sugar Reduction Success

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine shows that consumption of sugary drinks in Chile dropped almost 25% after adopting tough new measures. The changes included advertising restrictions, warning labels and restricting sugary-laden food ... More >>

UK evidence shows sugary drinks tax is effective

Monday, 3 February 2020, 11:31 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says a major UK study revealing that sugar in soft drinks sold in the UK has dropped by 30 per cent since 2015 shows that sugary drinks taxes work. More >>

NZDA statement on National Party document Oral Health

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Dental Association

We welcome the Opposition’s focus on child dental health. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has long highlighted the 120,000 children overdue for dental check-ups, and over 40,000 children having teeth extracted due to tooth decay each year. Last ... More >>

NZDA statement on Dental Protection NZ member survey

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) acknowledges the serious and currently real risks burnout pose to the dental profession. A third of survey respondents saying they have ‘considered leaving the profession’ suggests work-life balance still ... More >>

Meeting in Christchurch produces poor outcome

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 8:36 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says the recent meeting in Christchurch of government ministers from Australia and New Zealand agreeing to keep the Health Star Ratings system voluntary is bad news for oral health. Health Star Ratings currently ... More >>

Eliza McCartney backs Kiwis to Switch to Water

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:49 am | New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney is pushing the ‘water works wonders’ message this November as part of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Switch to Water challenge. More >>

Dentists back call for action on unhealthy food and drink

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:29 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is backing the findings of a recent report from Healthy Auckland Together. More >>

Dental Association backs government review on sugar labels

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation has ordered a review looking at labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. An option under investigation is ‘a pictorial approach applied to sugary beverages / sugar-sweetened beverages’ ... More >>

Another study shows levies on sugary drinks work

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

New research shows sugary drink sales dropped 38 per cent in Philadelphia one year after the introduction of a levy on soft drinks and other sugary drinks. More >>

Dentists back calls to restrict junk food advertising

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

A recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal looked at children’s views on junk food marketing, including advertising, what nutritional information should be provided, and how healthy food is promoted. More >>

Dental Association calls for low-income adult dental access

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:42 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Dental Association calls for greater low-income adult dental access on World Oral Health Day More >>

Sugary drink tax a prevention measure needed in NZ

Monday, 11 March 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The Californian city of Berkeley has now seen a 50 per cent decrease in sugary drink consumption and Kiwi dentists are not surprised. More >>

Spring in to the Switch to Water Challenge

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney is the face of the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) Switch to Water challenge. More >>

Naenae community market for sugary drink stance

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is applauding the Naenae community market in Lower Hutt for their approach to sugary drinks. More >>

Samoan communities to receive free dental care from Kiwis

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Two New Zealand dentists are the recipients of a US$5,000 Wrigley Company Foundation dental grant to help improve dental care and education in the Pacific Islands. This year’s Pacific Region Grant by Wrigley, with support from New Zealand Dental Association ... More >>

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. More >>

NZDA urges NZ not to be left behind on sugary drinks

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

Media release Dental Association urges New Zealand not to be left behind on sugary drinks More >>

NZDA President calls out school dental service

Monday, 20 August 2018, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) President used his opening address at the annual conference to call on the government to improve the school dental service. More >>

Dental Association praises Whanganui DHB

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Whanganui District Health Board is spreading a ‘water is best’ message in children’s and maternity wards at its hospital. More >>

Dental Association calls for marketing regulations

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:59 am | New Zealand Dental Association

A paper in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health has shown high engagement by young people with sugary drinks brands online. More >>

 

 

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