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.

Send your press release/articles to: nigerianmedicals@gmail.com, Click here Subscribe to our BBM Channel: C0032239A Follow us on Twitter @nigeriamedicals and Facebook at facebook.com/nigerianmedicals/ For Advert Inquiries Tele/+234 703 591 0761 E-mail: nigerianmedicals@gmail.com  

Like this Article? Subscribe to Our Feed!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here