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Call for removal of misleading sugar claims on baby and toddler sweet snacks

A new product survey by Action on Sugar—based at Queen Mary University of London—has exposed the alarming amounts of sugars found in many baby and toddler sweet snacks such as biscuits, rusks, oat bars and puffs. With some products containing a massive two teaspoons of sugar per serve, this is of deep concern considering babies and toddlers should not be eating any free sugars at all. In fact, children aged between the ages of 1.5 and 3 years are exceeding 27.9g (equivalent of 7 teaspoons) of free sugars per day, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Read More

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