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35,000

The num­ber of Kiwi chil­dren un­der 12 who have rot­ten teeth re­moved each year due to ex­ces­sive sugar

72%

of Ki­wis want stronger re­stric­tions on junk-food pro­mo­tions to chil­dren

3

The av­er­age sports drink con­tains three days worth of a child’s daily rec­om­mended amount of sugar

5700

At the time of go­ing to press, 5659 ki­wis had signed the ‘Stop Mar­ket­ing To Our Chil­dren’ pe­ti­tion, ask­ing for re­stric­tions to the mar­ket­ing of junk food and sug­ary drinks.

The sig­na­tures will be pre­sented to Jonathon Coleman, the Min­is­ter of Health, be­fore he rec­om­mends a set of ac­tions to ad­dress this health cri­sis.

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