Despite NHS warnings to manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar in cereals, a study published just this month found nearly half of cereal products, aimed at children, still fall into the ‘red’ category when it comes to sugar.
So how do you start your day? Cereal? A full English? A bowl of granola? You might be shocked to find out just how unhealthy the breakfast you’re putting on the table might be for you.
Alice Beer is here to help sort the wheat from the chaff when we look at your favourites.
Clarification: From January 2019 Kellogg's committed to changing their packaging to include the traffic light system, with it appearing on all packs by 2020.
How much sugar should we have?
Children between seven and 10 should eat no more than 24g of free sugar (that’s added sugar) or six teaspoons a day. Adults should have no more than 30g of free sugars a day.