We are eating more sugar than we should and it’s bad for our health.
The recommended daily intake of added sugar1 for adults and children over 11 is a maximum of 7 teaspoons2 and children under 11 should have a maximum of 5-6 teaspoons. But, on average adults are currently eating twice this amount and children eating three times as much.
Whilst we can appear fine on the outside, too much sugar in the diet is linked with a higher risk of tooth decay, leading to weight gain and a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
The Bristol Sugar Smart team want to help people in Bristol reduce their sugar intake and become a “Sugar Smart City”. To do this we need your help. Please spare 5 minutes to answer the questions and tell us what you think Bristol should do to help people eat less sugar.
1 “Added” sugar is any sugar that is added to foods at home or by the producer, plus sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, and fruit juices. It does not include sugar naturally present in milk or whole fruit and vegetables.
2 1 teaspoon= 4 grams of sugar