Children in the UK exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 -year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts.
This is based on their total sugar consumption from persons under the age of two, says Public Health England( PHE ).
Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year.
PHE said a dessert taxation should be considered if companies fail to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.
Are we going to get a ‘pudding tax’ ? A higher-sugar yoghurt( e.g. split-pot) for a lower sugar one, to halve sugar intake from six cubes of sugar to three cubes A sugary juice drinking for a no-added sugar juice drink, to cut back from two cubes to half a cube A higher-sugar breakfast cereal( e.g. a frosted or chocolate cereal) for a lower sugar cereal, to cut back from three cubes to half a cube per bowl