Sunday 9 February 2020


This week I filmed and edited a story about efforts to encourage people to cut down on the amount of sugar they eat. Nearly one in four children starting school in Sheffield is overweight or obese and nearly 2,000 children a year in the city have to have a general anaesthetic to have teeth taken out. It's largely down to the alarming amount of sugar many kids consume. A 5-year campaign has been launched to encourage parents and children in Sheffield to reduce their sugar intake.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent campaign and a sound approach. I have just read about how the sugar trade treated slaves in Brazil and the West Indies. Apart from the health aspect, this has also put me off sugar. The 7 teaspoons a day for adults and 5 and a half for children mentioned in your report is a easy quantity to keep in mind.