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Sugar Swap for Kids

Make a sugar swap!


Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy?
Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's 8 cubes too many each day!

Half of the sugar in our children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.

But it's easy to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products. Get help with swaps and tips
Change4Life is here to help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps:

•try our top sugar swaps
•discover easy ways to make a swap when you next shop
•read our top swap tips
•see the full list of Change4Life sugar swaps
•use our sugar calculator to see how much sugar your kids could be having in a day

 

But first, take a look at how much sugar is too much! The maximum daily amounts of sugar are:

 

Please click here to navigate to the Change for Life website

 

 

28 Aug 2019

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Public Health Gateshead
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