Kids eating too much sugar at breakfast

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Public Health England have announced today that the average child in England eats more than half of their sugar consumption before they even get to school. 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese before starting primary school – this goes up to 1 in 3 children being overweight or obese before they start secondary school.

This is a significant problem that can impact not only their physical health but also their mental health and sense of self-worth. There are many causes of obesity but no matter what your views on specific nutrition guidance are, everyone is in agreement that sugar in the diet is driving ill health.

I was invited to speak live on the BBC One Breakfast Show on Tuesday 3rd January, 2017 – would love to hear your thoughts on this on my Facebook page.

Posted by Dr Chatterjee on Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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