Would more labeling really help us eat less sugar?

Tthe much-discussed issue of nutrition labeling has once again been thrown into the spotlight, with health experts calling for restrictions on child-friendly packaging and adding nutritional claims to yogurts that are high in sugar.

Research from Queen Mary University of London showed that only one in 20 yogurts aimed at children was rated low in sugar, with the biggest offender being Nestle’s Rolo Mix-in Toffee yogurt, which contains five and a half teaspoons of sugar per serving. portion.

The study showed that 63 percent of 100 children’s yoghurts, which contained cartoon animations, figures and child-friendly designs on the packaging, contained a third or more of the maximum daily intake of added sugar (19 g) per serving. portion for a child aged between kl. four to six.

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