Friday, 15 June 2018

Children consume more than a year’s worth of sugar in 6 months

Children consume more than a year’s worth of sugar in 6 months Children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE).Children aged 4 to 10 years should have no more than the equivalent of 5 to 6 cubes of sugar each day, but are consuming on average 13 cubes. This means they are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation.
Sugary soft drinks remain one of the main contributors of free sugars to children’s diets, more than ice cream and puddings combined. Public Health England - Gov.UK
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