Parents urged to get free sugar app to check products
4 January 2016
From the section Health
The app scans barcodes of thousands of food and drink products to reveal total sugar content
Parents are being urged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink.
The “sugar smart app”, from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and revealing total sugar in cubes or grams.
Officials hope it will help combat tooth decay, obesity and type two diabetes and encourage families to choose healthier alternatives.
PHE says young children are eating three times more than the sugar limit.
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