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Kids are having over 2 times more sugar than they should!

Reducing Sugar | Cutting Out Sugar

Be sugar smart

Kids are getting half their sugar intake from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks. It’s time for some food smart choices!

Kids are getting a lot of their sugar from.

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Juice drinks

  • Buns
  • Cakes
  • Pastries
  • Biscuits

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Yoghurts

  • Sweets
  • Chocolate
  • Ice cream

* Data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, 2018

How sugar affects our kids

Too much sugar is bad for children’s health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, which people are getting younger than ever before, and heart disease and some cancers. It can also lead to painful tooth decay and every 10 minutes, a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital.

How much is too much?

The maximum daily amounts of added sugar are:

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