Last week, The Drudge Report posted an alarming headline: “Children aged five eating own weight in sugar each year.” Follow the link and you’ll be shocked to learn that:
The average five-year-old consumes the equivalent of their body weight in sugar in the course of a year, health officials have warned.
The Telegraph article includes no citation to backup or hyperlink to the study that’s the basis for this shocking claim. Annoying. The next paragraph offers a common sense approach to solving what’s being couched as a public health nightmare:
Parents are being urged to take control of their children’s habits…
Immediately followed by some predictable big government solutions:
…as the Government prepares to publish its strategy on child obesity, amid calls to introduce a tax on sugary drinks and foods.