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Sugar reduction: responding to the challenge

This discussion paper outlines the steps Public Health England (PHE) will take to help people reduce their sugar intake.



This document acknowledges that currently all population groups exceed current UK recommendations on sugar consumption and outlines how PHE will prepare evidence and advice for government on how to reduce sugar intakes.

Advice given to government will be informed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on carbohydrates and health when it is finalised in 2014 and 2015. The draft report is available from the SACN website.

‘Sugar reduction: responding to the challenge’ includes key actions PHE will take now and in the future to help reduce sugar intakes. It has been informed by 2 stakeholder events in June 2014 and a paper prepared by the UK Health Forum.