By the age of 10, the average child has exceeded the recommended level of sugar intake for an 18-year-old. Experts recommend 4 to 6 year-olds should have no more than five cubes of sugar a day; 7 to 10 year-olds, 5 cubes and 11+, no more than 6 cubes a day.
Food Manufacturers are proposing that a more effective way to meet these targets would be to simply increase the size of sugar cubes.
Public health experts have suggested widening the sugar tax to cover more than just fizzy drinks would be the best way forward.
A tax on all food products, they say, would not only tackle obesity but reduce the number of people living in poverty, and reduce the demand for low-cost housing.
Thanks to the effects of starvation.
The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, who supports the idea has been criticised for pushing the UK a step nearer becoming a ‘nanny state’.
Despite one particularly well-known nanny strongly advocating that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
The sugar tax currently only covers fizzy drinks. Public Health England chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone is suggesting that cutting back sugar in other areas would make people feel a lot better.
The BBC was quick to respond, announcing plans to remove the last ten minutes from each episode of the next series of The Apprentice.
“No one likes that bit at the end, anyway” a spokesman said.