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Poll: Do you have rules about sugary drinks in your house?

The long-promised sugar tax will take effect in early April.

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WHETHER THEY’RE A treat, a dinnertime addition or a birthday party staple, soft drinks are often present throughout childhood.

For some parents, allowing kids to drink fizzy or sugary drinks is a no-no, while for some it’s just a normal part of the everyday menu.

Whatever your thinking on the matter, two recent policy and retail developments will no doubt serve to reduce Ireland’s intake of sugary and caffeinated drinks.

Most recently, pharmacy retail chain Boots made the step this week to ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s, which contain 150mg or more of caffeine.

Similarly, it was announced earlier this month that the long-touted sugar tax will come into effect on April 6th, in an overall step to cut down on Ireland’s growing obesity problem.

So, tell us: Do you have rules about sugary drinks in your house?

Poll Results:

Yes, they're for treats only (164)
Yes, they're banned (157)
No, not really (21)
I don't know (4)


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