Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Health officials have named and shamed what they say are the most sugary breakfast cereals. Some, including Kellogg’s Frosties and Coco Pops, contain three-and-a-half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool (PHL) found. A seven to 10-year-old’s recommended maximum daily allowance is six cubes. Kellogg’s said it had recently reduced sugar in Coco Pops by 14% and added the recommended portion size for its cereals was 30g. How much sugar is hiding…

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops in England. NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit the drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. Companies that do not comply will face a total ban on selling sugary drinks in hospital shops. Campaigners welcomed the move to limit…

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Sugary drinks tax 'will benefit children most'

Sugary drinks tax 'will benefit children most'

Children’s health will benefit most from the sugar tax on the UK soft drinks industry, according to a study. It predicted if sugar was cut in the sweetest drinks in response to the tax, levels of tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes would fall, particularly among the high-consumption under-18s. Researchers said the overall effect of the tax – due to start in April 2018 – would be modest but significant. Soft drinks firms say…

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NHS in England ponders sugary drinks ban

NHS in England ponders sugary drinks ban

The NHS in England is asking staff and the public about whether it should ban or impose a tax on any sugary drinks sold in hospitals. Chief executive Simon Stevens says he wants the NHS to set a healthy example and “practise what we preach”. He says trials at four NHS hospitals show either option could work. If the plan goes ahead, England would be the first country in the world to take such action….

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