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.