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Children's sugar consumption to rise during the summer holidays

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Children in the East are consuming up to 10 TIMES as much sugar in their daily diet over the summer period - that's more than anywhere else in the country. With the school holidays round the corner almost 1 in 5 parents here admit they allow their child extra sugary treats over the summer break - with 3 in 5 admitting they wouldn't take their child for a dental check-up during that time.

A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay,

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