Children under five are at risk of stomach cancer, asthma; obesity & kidney disease from incorrect levels of salts, sugars and fats in their diets. And, when health professionals were questioned, a staggering majority was ignorant of the safe nutritional levels.
“If the professionals don’t know – how are mums, dads and carers meant to be able to feed our children properly?” said founder of www.grub4life.org.uk and the Report's Author, Nigel Denby RD.
The majority of polled professionals miscalculated crucial levels of salts and fats and were unsure of the correct calorie intake required for under 5’s. “The levels of salt, fats and sugars that our under 5’s consume is damaging their health on a daily basis” concluded Denby. This report highlights how few professionals are themselves aware of safe levels.