Thanks to fizzy drinks and sugary breakfast cereals, it’s no secret that children are consuming too much sugar these days. The most recent research warns that kids are exceeding the recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they hit 10.
But how much sugar is too much for children? And how can we control their daily intake? Nutritionist Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar offers her expert advice:
How much sugar is it OK to consume?
According to Public Health England (PHE), the recommended daily maximum amount of sugar for children depends on what age they are. These are outlined below:
🔹 Four to six year olds: 19g, or five teaspoons.
🔹 Seven to 10 year olds: 24g, or six teaspoons.
🔹 11 year olds and above: 30g, or seven teaspoons.