We all know that consuming lots of sugar is bad for our health and teeth. But, did you know that there is no requirement for companies to state that there is added sugar in their products? Many people are calling for clearer sugar labeling to enable better management of oral health and well-being.
Let’s break down the Australian Dental Association article and see what everyone is saying about the sugar situation:
- The ADA and Choice are among the organisations that are pushing for better sugar labeling for consumers.
- Sugar is often listed as 43 other names on product labels, which does not make it clear for buyers what they are consuming.
- Currently, it is impossible to know how much sugar is in our food and drinks.
- Too much sugar can lead to obesity, health problems and tooth decay.
- Consumers can now have their say on the debate and encourage health ministers to require companies to list added sugars.
To read this article in full and find out more about how you can email your Health Minister for change on honest sugar labeling, you can visit the Australian Dental Association website here.