Let's boot out excess sugar, babies are sweet enough already

The European Parliament has halted the European Commission’s plan to allow baby food to contained up to three times more sugar than is recommended by the World Health Organization.

The commission was acting to allow the sugar content in cereal-based baby foods to remain at 30%. This is in direct contradiction of guidelines by the World Health Organization that recommend a 10% upper limit or a 5% limit to be on the safe side.

The plan was vetoed due to a fear that it would likely contribute to rising levels of childhood obesity.

Posted: 29/01/2016 09:24:54 by Laura Keaver


 

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