Right now, food and drink labels are confusing. They don’t tell us how much sugar occurs naturally in products and how much is added.
Too much added sugar threatens our kids, with rising rates of overweight and obesity meaning this generation could be the first not to live as long as their parents. It raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, wrecks our teeth and causes more of us to suffer from chronic illness, such as mental health issues and heart disease.
But the food industry tries to bamboozle us with dozens of different names for sugar. Busy shoppers can’t tell at a glance how much added sugar is in their food.
It’s time for clear labelling of added sugar.
Send a message to your local health ministers today asking them to support transparent labelling that clearly shows added sugar.