The Maximum Daily Allowance (MDA) shows the maximum amount of sugar that children of all ages can have to stay healthy and avoid increasing their risk of tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers in the future.

It’s surprising how easily a child can end up having double or even triple their Maximum Daily Allowance in one day. See how your child’s diet compares to the Maximum Daily Allowance of sugar with our free Sugar Check.

 

Sugary Drinks

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HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR CHILD’S CEREALS?

Cereals

We’ve put together a handy list to help you choose a healthier breakfast for your child.

MAXIMUM DAILY ALLOWANCE

Maximum Daily Allowance

4-5 years, 5 sugar cubes. 7-10 years, 6 sugar cubes. 11 plus years 7 sugar subes. 1 sugar cube equals 4 grams.

Learn how the sugar from cereals and drinks can add up during the day.

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR CHILD’S DRINKS?

Sugary drinks

Take a look at our list to see which drinks could be putting your child’s health at risk.