Education’s the way to curb sugar intake


PETALING JAYA: Exempting sweetened handcrafted beverages like bubble tea and teh tarik from the sugar tax means the government’s drive for a healthier country could be missing a significant segment of the population, said public health nutritionist Dr Tee E Siong.

“Handmade drinks like teh tarik are not captured when the government implemented the sugar tax, and if there is a large number of people consuming beverages that are not under the sugar tax, then the government’s target has missed a big faction of people.

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