Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Action on Sugar in Food

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Action on Sugar in Food

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A new campaign group has been set up by the team behind CASH (consensus action on salt and health) with the aim of reducing the amount of sugar added to food and softdrinks in an effort to tackle the growing levels of obesity and diabetes in the UK. Action on Sugar is a group of specialists and expert advisors who believe that through helping consumers to avoid hidden sugars and getting manufacturers to reduce their use of sugar, a 20 - 30% reduction of sugar levels in foods is within reach in the next three to five years.

Many well-known foods and drinks have been found to contain much more sugar than one might expect: currently, a 330ml can of Coca- Cola original contains the equivalent of nine teaspoons of sugar; 300g Heinz classic tomato soup contains four teaspoons; and a Muller Crunch Corner strawberry shortcake yogurt contains six teaspoons of sugar. …

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