Sugar tax


Ban Cola is news again.  Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef, is on a mission to cut sugar from our diets with his new idea to tax  sugar. But will this make any difference to our health?

Start the discussion by using the ENGAGE activity Ban Cola  – a great way to teach unbalanced diets through a real issue, and develop student skills in  analysing evidence at the same time.

The video makes a great introduction.



Ban cola

In this ENGAGE activity students consider the evidence for causal links between sugar consumption, obesity and disease. They then weigh up arguments for and against banning sugary drink sales to under-18s.

Sugar rush

More about Jamie’s mission to take action against the role sugar is playing in rising global health problems.


Image by Karl Gabor CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons