Shocking balance: Today, according to the calculations of Foodwatch, children and adolescents in Germany have already consumed as much sugar as is recommended throughout the year.
The foodwatch has criticized the food industry will sell over-nutritious food to children, so Federal Food Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) must have advertising restrictions so that only balanced products are sold specifically to children.
How much sugar is "allowed"?
According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and professional organizations such as the German Diet Society (DGE), up to 10 percent of daily energy intake should be absorbed by free sugar – according to a study, however, according to recent research, children aged 16-16 were 16 years, 3 percent, as explained by Foodwatch.
The fatal consequence: Children and adolescents arithmetically reached the recommended "sugar limit" for the entire year at 224, instead of at 365, i.e. on 12 August. For men, this would be September 20, and for women October 8.
Where is the excess sugar hidden?
According to experts, free sugars include sugars used by producers and consumers of food, as well as sugars found naturally in honey, syrups, fruit juice concentrates and fruit juices. The German Society for Obesity and the German Diabetes Association (DGE) have warned that diabetes, cardiovascular disease and caries would be high and frequent sugar intake in relation to obesity and increased risk.
According to a Donald's study (Dortmund Food and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed) on dietary behavior, intake of free sugars for children aged 3 to 18 has generally decreased, but is still well above ten percent.
Foodwatch is also based on this study. Food expert Oliver Huizinga criticized that the vast majority of products that will be marketed specifically to children of comic books and toys are "overly insidious". Moreover, Minister Klöckner's approach to voluntarily encourage the food industry to reduce sugar is completely inappropriate. To combat obesity, not only children, the Government has adopted a strategy for controversial agreements with producers. Many finished products will gradually receive new formulations by 2025.
Initial commitments, for example, say that baby yoghurts contain at least ten percent less sugar. Klöckner also wants to ban the addition of sugars and sweeteners in teas for babies and children.