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
- Breakfast cereals
- 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: