Let’s get Food Smart

We’re all eating too much sugar

While some kids look fine on the outside, too much sugar can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see. This fat can cause serious diseases in the future such as type 2 diabetes. Eating too much sugar can also cause tooth decay

Children are eating 3 times more sugar than the maximum recommended amount; the biggest source is sugary drinks.

Sugar is lurking everywhere

There are surprisingly large amounts of sugar lurking in everyday foods and drinks. Watch out for all sugars: added by manufacturers (such as fructose, sucrose, glucose and high fructose corn syrup); added at home on cereal, hot drinks and whilst cooking.

With the help of Change 4 Life; Its never been easier to get food smart. Their great new app scans the barcode of products, revealing the total sugar, saturated fat and salt inside. Not only is it a useful informative tool for adults; its a great, fun way of involving the kids in the weekly shop. If they play a part in choosing the food you buy, they are far more likely to eat it.