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Today: Fruit snacks "about getting kids hooked on sweet foods"

May 29th, 2015

Episode 389 of 1273 episodes

A food campaign group says some fruit snacks aimed at encouraging children to eat one of their 'five a day' contain more sugar than sweets. Katharine Jenner, campaign director at Action on Sugar, told Today "this is highly processed fruit products ...that are really just about getting kids hooked on sweet foods". "We don't think it's at all appropriate that they should be able to make a 5-a-day claim". Barbara Gallani, speaking on behalf of the Food and Drink Federation, claimed "dried and pureed fruit and vegetables count as part of your 5-a-day". She also stated that "the 5-a-day logo is not used on the majority of the products that Action on Sugar has surveyed".