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How much sugar is there in your Easter Egg?

With Easter fast approaching we decided to research sugar content in popular Easter eggs. Do you know the amount of sugar contained? Particularly those marketed to children.

Public Health England guidancerecommends that children aged 4 to 10 years should eat no more than the equivalent of 5 to 6 cubes of sugar each day, but data shows children are consuming, on average 13 cubes.

Many children today receive several chocolate eggs from different relatives and friends, and we want you to be aware of what’s in these products and the harm it can have on your teeth and body.

The problem with sugar...



Children are having nearly three times more sugar than they should. Too much sugar can lead to an internal build-up of harmful fat. The presence of this fat around vital organs can cause weight gain and increase the risk of serious diseases in the future including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

 

According to National Child Measurement Programme, data has shown the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in children aged 4-5. In 2016/17 almost a quarter of aged 4-5 year old were measured as being either overweight or obese.