Give kids water not sugary fruit juice, parents advised 
“Ban all drinks but water from dinner table, parents told,” is the The Daily Telegraph’s front page headline.

Obviously, the government is unlikely to directly intervene in our diets in such a draconian way. In fact, the news in many of the papers has highlighted new advice and recommendations designed to reduce the nation’s sugar consumption.

The recommendations come in two separate reports. The first is a draft report on the effect of carbohydrates on health (PDF, 4.4Mb) and has been produced by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

SACN is an independent advisory group that provides advice to the government and as such, its draft advice is not currently national policy.

The recommendations come in two separate reports. The first is a draft report on the effect of carbohydrates on health (PDF, 4.4Mb) and has been produced by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). SACN is an independent advisory group that provides advice to the government and as such, its draft advice is not currently national policy.

The second is a report by Public Health England, outlining proposed steps to cut people’s sugar consumption in England (PDF, 893kb).

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