Children eat three times as much sugar as they should

The average child has eaten their entire childhood sugar allowance by the age of ten, according to health chiefs.

Figures published today by Public Health England (PHE) estimate that young children are eating almost three times as much sugar as they should, the equivalent of about eight cubes too many a day.

Parents have been urged to watch out for added sugar in yoghurts, juices and cereals, which can provide an easy way to cut 2,500 sugar cubes a year from a child’s diet.

The Sunday Times: Children eat three times as much sugar as they should