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BDA and Action on Sugar Call for Reduction of Sugar in Children Foods

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

The campaign towards the reduction of sugar levels by 2020 requires concerted efforts. A solution is only possible through the cooperation of healthcare professionals, government, advertisers, manufacturers and parents.

Key takeaways:

The Childhood Obesity Plan by government is a way to improve diet through phased reduction in the amount of sugar and sweetness in foods.

Action on Sugar supports the targeted 20 percent reduction in sugar which they believe is achievable by the year 2020 if food manufacturers commit to it.

The campaign to reduce sugar consumption in children has received widespread support from dentists; they advocate for measures that include effective public education, taxation, and changes to advertising and marketing

The BDA is supporting Action on Sugar's call for a reduction in the shocking levels of sugar in some popular foods, many of which are aimed at children.

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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