Many English children and young people are eating candy and chocolate at least once a week. Most of the weekend. But more and more also get sweets usually. It previously was Saturday sweets, are too many become everyday candy.
Boys eat little more than girls. But overall, eat three out of ten children and young candy almost daily. They are eating the equivalent of a medium bag of candy every day.
Sugar from sweets, juices and soft drinksIn all, 46% of the sugar children get from sweets, ice cream, cakes, chocolate and stuff like that. So just under half. 35% comes from sugar sweetened drinks like soda, juice and iced tea. Taken together, these sources contribute 80% of the total sugar intake.