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Baby Food Pouches ‘More Sugary Than Coca-Cola’, Dentists Warn

July 8, 2022
by Josie Clarke, PA Consumer Affairs Correspondent


Many popular baby food pouches are more sugary than Coca-Cola, dentists have warned, amid an “epidemic” of tooth decay among young children.

A survey by the British Dental Association (BDA) of 109 pouches aimed at children under 12 months old found that more than a quarter contained more sugar by volume than Coca-Cola.

Fruit-based pouches marketed as for infants as young as four months old contained sugar levels the equivalent of up to 150% of the soft drink, according to the findings.

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