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Do your employees know the facts about sugar?

7 August, 2015

SUAGR SNIPHere at Denplan, we don’t just provide a dental plan, we believe in maintaining your employees’ health and wellbeing and keeping them up to date on the latest oral health news.

Recently, sugar has been a hot topic of conversation. The World Health Organisation recommends that we reduce our sugar intake to 12 teaspoons per day (ideally to aim for 6). In light of this, we wanted to find out if people really understand how much sugar they’re consuming, how it affects their health and what should be done about it.

Here are a few of our findings:

  • Only 2% of people knew that 250ml of fresh apple juice contains 7 teaspoons of sugar, the same amount as in a 250ml serving of cola.*
  • Only 35% of people think retailers and food companies do enough to inform them
    of how much sugar is in their food and drinks. *
  • 73% of people who disagree that retailers and food companies do enough to inform them of how much sugar is in their food and drinks think they should reduce the amount of sugar in food and drinks. *

If you’re interested to find out more about how you can raise your employees’ awareness, please contact your Denplan Account Manager who’ll be happy to work with you on a tailored communications plan.

If you don’t have a dental health plan in place as an employee benefit, why not call us on 0800 838 951 or visit www.denplan.co.uNOC1215-National-Smile-Month-Dot-Mailer-Header-05-153k/companies.

* Denplan/YouGov Survey February 2015. The survey was carried out online. Total sample size was 5,823 adults. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

 

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