Reducing sugar in our diet

Published:
31st January 2016
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As January draws to a close, many of us will have made some new year resolutions to eat and drink less, or exercise more. However, there has also been a lot in the media about sugar and how bad it is for us. We’ve been focussing on sugar in drinks with our pre-school children in nursery, showing them pictorially how much sugar is in some soft drinks, including those directly targeted at children. A small carton of Capri-sun, which some might think was ‘healthy’ as it is fruity, contains 10g of sugar in just one serving. A 471ml bottle of Friij toffee milkshake contains an amazing 12.9g of sugar.

At nursery we serve only milk and water and encouraging toothbrushing after lunch. There are some great public health resources for anyone interested in cutting down on sugar, do have a look at: http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx

Our display may at least make you think twice, or help when you are explaining to your child why water is so good for them in so many ways!Sugardisplay

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Steel
Sarah Steel
Sarah Steel established The Old Station Nursery in 2002 and now has 6 nurseries in the Lincoln and Oxfordshire area. She is passionate about childcare and providing safe environments for children which make both them and their parents happy.

1 Comments

10:33 pm.March 31, 2016

great information sarah,

thanks

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