Daily added sugar intake in England in 2008-2012, by age group

This statistic displays the daily added sugar intake in England from 2008 to 2012, by age group. In the four year period of investigation teenagers aged between 11 and 18 years old had the highest daily added intake of sugar with 74.2 grams of added sugar in their diet. The dietary intake of sugar for children in this age bracket was 15.4 percent of total energy intake. The main sources of sugar in the diet are soft drinks, table sugar and preserves; confectionery; fruit juice; alcoholic drinks; biscuits; buns, cakes, pastries and fruit pies and breakfast cereals.

Daily added sugar intake in England from 2008 to 2012, by age group

Sugar intake in grams
Children 1.5-3 years36.1
Children 4-10 years60.8
Teenagers 11-18 years74.2
Adults 19-64 years58.8
Adults 65 years and over51.6
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Sources

Release date

June 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2012

Age group

all ages

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Data collected from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008/09 to 2011/12.

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