144,529 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE). This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two.

This figure comes as a new Change4Life campaign launched by Public Health England, supporting families to cut back on sugar and to help tackle growing rates of childhood obesity.