Today is the first day of this year’s Sugar Awareness Week, running from 20th to 26th January 2020. It provides an opportunity to reflect on how the government and food industry are progressing as well as consider the future of sugar and calorie reduction and its place in the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan.
This year’s theme is ‘What’s in your drink?’ Each of us drink a wide variety of drinks throughout the day, but how many of us know how much sugar is in each of these? It is easy to overlook our drinks when considering the daily intake of sugar. So, just how easy is it to find out the sugar content?
Well, many drinks do not have nutrition information available at the point of choice, or indeed anywhere else for that matter. It is even more shocking that when there is information available, it reveals unnecessarily high levels of sugar and calories.
Together with asking manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products, Action on Sugar want to see clear nutrition labelling on all food and drink items whether we’re shopping in a supermarket, in a café or online.
To learn more about Action on Sugar’s campaign, please visit: http://www.actiononsugar.org/sugar-awareness-week/sugar-awareness-week-2020/