Public Health England's New 'Sugar Swaps' Get it (Mostly) Wrong

January 8, 2015 4:13 PM

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This much we agree on. "Reducing sugar intake is important for the health of our children both now and in the future," says professor Kevin Fenton, the national director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England (PHE). "We are all eating too much sugar and the impact this has on our health is evident."

Right on! Yet PHE almost completely misses the boat with its Change4Life campaign, which offers simple sugar-swapping tips including switching breakfast cereal for a lower-sugar option, changing regular sodas for diet sodas or fruit juice, and choosing "lite" or low-sugar snacks instead of high-suga...

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