Calls for soft drink health warnings

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The calls for soft drink health warnings have been supported by Professor Mike Morgan, Colgate Chair of Population Oral Health, Melbourne Dental School and Program Leader, Oral Health CRC. Professor Morgan said legislative means for societal harm reduction were an important component of effective public health approaches.

"Children from the lowest income families consumed almost 60% more sugared drinks, an issue that only compounds the problem," said Professor Mike Morgan.

“Unfortunately those with high risk to dental disease – including those who consume cheap decay causing diets – tend also to be those less able to access appropriate oral health care.”

“Dental disease is expensive to treat in Australia and causes considerable pain and suffering. The more we can do to reduce both the impact of the diseases and the inequities in health the better.”

Read more about this issue at The Conversation and The Age