Too much sugar at breakfast

A survey carried out by Public Health England (PHE) has found that children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake from their breakfast.

PHE surveyed 200 parents of children aged between 4 and 10 years old. The online survey asked questions about what the children consumed at breakfast on weekday and weekend mornings. The breakfasts of the children were then analysed.

Researchers found that children in England consume more than 11g of sugar from their first meal of the day, breakfast. The main sources of this sugar being sugary cereals, drinks and spreads. 83% of parents of children who consumed 3 or more cubes of sugar at breakfast thought their child’s breakfast to be healthy.

 

Posted: 05/01/2017 10:35:30 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Breakfast, Childhood, Obesity, Sugar


 

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