“It’s great news that the soft drinks levy is now in place. We’re all eating more sugar than is recommended and sugary soft drinks contribute to this – particularly in teens where sugary drinks are their top source of sugar. They provide empty calories and contribute not only to rising levels of obesity but also to poor dental health. Over the past year, before the levy has come into force, we’ve seen drinks companies begin to reduce the amount of sugar in their drinks to avoid the levy. We hope that trend continues and people are encouraged to choose healthier options to drink.”