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“SUGAR- How much is too much?”ORAL HEALTH WEEK 8-13TH SEPTEMBER 2014
Dental caries or simply put – ‘rotting teeth’ – continues to be the reality for 40% of children in the Nelson Marlborough region by the time they start school. In New Zealand it is estimated we each consume 54 kg of sugar per year. This places us third in the western world behind Mexico and the USA. It is believed that most adults are aware that sugar has become the ‘new ingredient of concern’, but lack the skills in translating the messages in relation to their own diet.
This year, Oral Health Week will focus on the message of “SUGAR- How much is too much?” delivered through a variety of formats i.e. public displays, posters, media and cinema advertising with the aim of increasing consumers tools for deciphering product labels.
Your support is appreciated.
Oral Health Team – 03 543 7930


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Contact Name: Esme’ Palliser
Contact Phone: 03 543 7930
Contact Email: esme.palliser@nmdhb.govt.nz