UK: Extra large snacks to blame for overweight children
According to nutrition experts, larger sized packets of crisps and chocolate bars are leading to an increase in obesity, which now effects 2.6% of children in Britain and can lead to diabetes and heart disease. Obesity is becoming a major problem in Britain, where one in ten children are overweight. For one in five children, sugar accounts for over 20% of their calorie intake. A typical ten-year-old would get about 15% of their recommended calorie intake if they were to eat a standard size Mars bar, whereas a king-size Mars bar would account for 25%.
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