The UK Health Forum has welcomed the publication of Public Health England's 20% sugar reduction targets for food products. Welcoming Public Health England's Sugar Reduction targets, Prof Paul Lincoln, CEO said:
"Children in the UK are consuming up to three times the maximum recommended levels of sugar every day, and suffering as a consequence. They have some of the highest levels of childhood obesity and tooth decay in Europe.
That's why the UK Health Forum welcomes PHE's achievable targets for reducing sugar in our foods. We urge the food industry to do the right thing and cooperate with this important government programme for the sake of our children's health and futures. If they don't then the government should explore other levers to ensure that they do."
Full UKHF Statement