Sugar habit? The UK sugar tax kicks in today

6th April 2018 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

We need to kick our sugar habit because there are still too many children having bad teeth removed in our hospitals, and obesity is an increasing health problem.

father brushing daughters teeth as a good anti sugar habit

The tax begins that will help us to curb our sugar intake.

No longer are we just being told it’s our responsibility to exercise caution in what we buy, eat and drink, and exercise instead of lying around on the couch. From today, manufacturers of sugary drinks will be held to account too with the new two-tier levy for drinks containing over 5g/100ml and over 8g/100ml.

To avoid the tax, makers have been rethinking their recipes, mostly with artificial sweeteners. Who knows what sort of a bad taste it will leave in our mouths? Is that a future problem?

Really it’s down to us, and we are kicking our sugar habit.

Public Health England has campaigned with Change4Life to encourage us to re-think our diets and be responsible consumers (in both senses of the word).

Tips to help our children future-proof their teeth.

Parents can:

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