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13 December 2017

Average daily sugar consumption in the 1930s was 115g per day!

People against Sugar Tax has highlighted new figures unearthed by the IEA's Chris Snowdon which show UK average daily sugar consumption was 115g per day, four times today's recommended daily limit.

The figures are from the National Food Survey Committee, part of the then-Ministry of Food, and forms part of a report called 'The Urban Working-Class Household Diet 1940 to 1949'. It was published in 1951.

Today's anti-sugar puritans would be horrified at the levels of sugar consumption in the 1930s.

Sugar consumption is far lower now, and is continuing on a downward trend. It's time to stop the scaremongering over sugar!

Brook Whelan

Chief Executive of People against Sugar Tax