Sugar intake in infants, children and adolescents – ESPGHAN guidance

A concise guide was produced by The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition covering;

  • What is sugar?
  • The impact of the overconsumption of sugar on health
  • Children’s development of sweet taste and preference for sweet foods
  • Recommendations on sugar intake and drinks

The ESPGHAN guide suggests interventions such as:

  • Public education campaigns on the impact of high levels of free sugar intake and the health benefits of reducing free sugar intake
  • Improved labelling of food and drinks products to alert consumers to free sugar content
  • Further restrictions in the marketing and advertising of sugary products
  • Standards for limiting free sugar in preschool and school meals
  • Fiscal measures, such as taxation on sugary products and incentives for healthy foods

Take a look at our  tips for cutting down on sugar.

Posted: 03/12/2018 12:53:29 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Children, START, Sugar


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