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Sugar in Food

How much sugar is hiding in your food?  A new app can help you find out.

A "sugar smart app", from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and revealing total sugar in cubes or grams.  The Government hopes it will help combat tooth decay, obesity and type two diabetes and encourage families to choose healthier alternatives.  PHE says young children are eating three times more than the sugar limit.

The free app has been developed to raise awareness of how much sugar is contained in everyday food and drink.

It works on more than 75,000 products, offering a quick guide to help parents to assess potential purchases that may harm their children's health.  

Click here to get the app.