We must protect our children from Big Food

He was horrified when I told him that one Mars bar contained eight teaspoons of added sugar. This is almost triple the amount of added sugar recommended in American dietary guidelines as a limit for a four to eight-year-old child.

Sport has been used by the food industry to help promote sugary drinks and snacks as part of a normal diet, rather than the occasional treat. Similar tactics to gain acceptability for its products were deployed by the tobacco industry.
Mars is a sponsor of the England football team. It is obscene that we allow the most effective marketing platform in the world, the Olympic Games, to…

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