A cut down on sugary drinks in hospital shops!

Image result for WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops in England.

WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Subway and Greggs have all agreed to cut the proportion of sugary drinks they sell in their hospital shops in England.

This is according BBC.CO.UK!

NHS England has reportedly asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit the drinks to no more than ten percent of the total beverages they sell by next April.

The report says companies that do not comply will face a total ban on selling sugary drinks in hospital shops.

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Campaigners have  however welcomed the move to limit sugar intake in hospitals.

In the same vein, retailers have been asked to cut sales of drinks such as fruit juices with added sugar and coffees with sugar syrup and NHS England will ask them to provide sales figures to check on progress.

 

All retailers in hospitals in England are being urged to make the changes to their stock.

The plans are part of a health drive to cut obesity and tooth decay across the country.

                                                                  The sugar problem

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  • There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health – from the state of people’s teeth to type 2 diabetes and obesity

  • Sugar has been blamed for providing “empty calories” because it has no nutritional benefit

  • Government advisers recommend no more than 5% of daily calories should come from sugar

  • That is about 1oz (25g; six or seven teaspoons) for an adult of normal weight every day. For children, it is slightly less

  • The limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in syrups and honey

  • To put this in context, a typical can of fizzy drink contains about nine teaspoons of sugar

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Read more –  bbc.co.uk

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