Wednesday 26 April 2017

Letters: A slice of common sense is required on sugar in yoghurts

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I felt compelled to write after reading "healthy yoghurts have more sugar than chocolate bars" on Monday. Parents are already bombarded with nutrition misinformation from the media.

While I agree that some yoghurts contain excessive amounts of sugar, that does not equate the nutritional value of all yoghurts to that of chocolate. An avocado contains far more fat and calories than a Dairy Milk bar, does that mean we should be avoiding them?

Furthermore, a slice of water melon contains three-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar – should they also be banned from children's lunch boxes?

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