Kiwi sugar intake continues to rise

New Zealanders consume an average of 37 teaspoons of added sugar per day each – six times the recommended amount!
Professor Mike Berridge said New Zealand’s sugar consumption was a staggering six times the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of six teaspoons a day, and just three for children.
He said sugar has become so common place, it’s virtually in every processed food.
“The amount of sugar in virtually everything we eat, including bread, crackers, biscuits, and it all adds up.”
“If you sought out six teaspoons of sugar in what you’re eating, you probably wouldn’t finish breakfast before you’d hit the mark.”
He said just 100ml of yogurt contained as much sugar as Coca-Cola.
Professor Berridge said a tax on sugary drinks could be the first step help curb people’s behaviour.
A recent poll by the University of Auckland surveyed 750 people and 67 percent agreed a tax should be imposed and the proceeds go towards childhood obesity programmes.

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gianna
gianna
3 years ago

i agree

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

will that is a lot of sugar.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Wow, that’s unbelievable! I can’t believe we consume that much every day!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧

anonymous
anonymous
3 years ago

WOW. I never knew it was that much sugar

snowden
snowden
3 years ago

that is a lot of sugar in coca cola

snowden
snowden
3 years ago

come on drink water

snowden
snowden
3 years ago

drink water

max
max
3 years ago

no dont put a ban let people make their own decisions

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

I think we should this is way to much sugar for us, time to eat healthy =D

ME
ME
3 years ago

TOO much sugar

Sabre
Sabre
3 years ago

I agree with max’s comment

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

I personally think that people should try to eat healthy but not cut out their favourite foods (just for eg add some vegies to pizza) And encourage children to eat vegies (with their food) But they shouldnt need to be on diets as that might decrease their confidence

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

I think we should be able to eat as much as we want it is their fault if they get obese

Cody
Cody
3 years ago

I see both sides, it’s a bad thing that happened. But people should be able to make their own decisions

Cody
Cody
3 years ago

I see both sides but people should be able to eat what they want

Tania
Tania
3 years ago

I think that there should be a obesity program

bil
bil
3 years ago

don’t eat alot of sugar

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