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A decade on from his school dinners campaign, Jamie Oliver is back fighting a new war, this time against unhealthy levels of sugar in the nation’s diet. Once again, Oliver’s battles against vested interests and public ennui makes for an entertaining narrative. As Oliver acknowledges, if school dinners was 0 celine 173823ska 18cc $1290 celine slip on python sneakers moccasins loafers snake skin size 39 carolina Star Wars, then Sugar Rush, his documentary to be broadcast this week, is $2400 celine runway black sequin pants size 38 The Empire Strikes Back.
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Historically, the sugar industry has proved adept at portraying any attack on it as an attack on consumer freedom, a strategy employed by big tobacco. But for too long the industry has successfully obfuscated the debate around what constitutes healthy levels of sugar in a diet.
It seems astonishing, bordering on the archaic, that the UK has maximum sugar guidelines for adults but no specific equivalent for children. Oliver’s latest crusade encourages us to ask important questions. May the force be with him.