A survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that 94% children do not eat their recommended five-a-day of fruit and vegetables; with 28% indulging in sweets, chocolate or crisps thrice a day or more. 50% children admitted that they drink fizzy or energy drinks during the day.
The BHF confirmed that today's youth are not on a healthy diet. They have concluded that the average child's daily diet now consists of sweets, fizzy drinks and energy drinks, crisps and a bar of chocolate.
AdvertisementThe results have shown that the average child is now consuming up to 30-teaspoons of sugar, more than 1/3 of their daily calorie intake and more fat than is contained in a cheeseburger.
Therefore, childhood obesity seems to be growing every year.