Children get 'a third of energy calories from soft drinks'

Children's diets are so packed with sugar they are "getting a third of their energy calories from soft drinks," a health expert told Good Morning Britain.

Katharine Jenner from Action On Sugar said steps needed to be taken to reduce sugar intake as "we are all eating much more than recommended - children in particular".

"They are getting about a third of their energy calories from soft drinks. It is completely unnecessary. I think we have got it into our minds that energy and sports drinks mean energy, where as they don't."

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