Rachel Miller


  1. Would having a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage tax reduce childhood obesity in New Zealand? Main Content



    In New Zealand one in nine children were identified as being obese in 2016 (Ministry of Health, 2017). The Ministry of Health has identified obesity as an important health issue that needs to be addressed (Ministry of Health, 2016), and defines obesity as any individual who has a BMI greater than 30kg/m2  (Ministry of Health, 2015a). One strategy that New Zealand has not yet implemented to try to combat the obesity epidemic is a Sugary- Sweete…