Open letter calls for further sugar reduction programmes

Oral Health Foundation is supporting and signing an open letter to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and Maggie Throup MP, calling for further proactive measures to reduce the UK sugar intake.
The letter marks the 4th anniversary of the sugar tax and has been penned by Sustain, a group of organisations that are working together to drive the UK towards positive food policies.
The letter asks government for a clear plan to move beyond voluntary sugar reduction programmes and to mandate further healthy food and drink reformulation.
The member organisations of Sustain (which Oral Health Foundation belongs to) are trying to secure the Soft Drinks Industry Levy income to support measures that can increase children’s access to healthy and affordable food.
The letter says: “Since it was first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it has been successful in removing over 44 million kilograms of sugar from soft drinks, resulting in an average decline in household sugar consumption…