Sugar Swaps... Helping Your Children to Cut Back on Sugar
Is changing your eating habits and improving your children's diet part of your new year's resolution? If so there is a simple change that you can make in 2015 that won't require attending regular support groups (if that's not your thing), reading long books or maintaining subscription payments (money's a bit tight).
Sugar swapping is the word on the street. The idea is simple: replace one sugary food item, such as sugared breakfast cereals, with a healthy alternative, such as a a slice of wholemeal toast with honey. It helps with dieting, but also saves your children's teeth and gives them the right sort of energy for a healthy and active day. If you are up for it, the Change4Life 'Sugar Swap' campaign can make it easier for you by offering a free guide on how to cut back your sugar intake. By signing up to receive the guide you can also receive money-off vouchers to make buying sugar swaps cheaper, handy stickers and shopping pads as well as useful weekly emails & texts packed with tips, advice and fun ideas to help you swap.
To receive your free guide sign up to the Sugar Swaps website.
Other useful information about sugar intake:
- NHS Choices: How to cut down on sugar in your diet
- BBC News Article: Cut back amount of sugar children consume, parents told
- Readers Digest: 13 Easy Ways to Break Your Sugar Addiction