READ: Just two snacks a day to keep the sugar at bay!

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PARENTS are being encouraged to give children a maximum of two snacks a day, to help cut down on sugar.

Research has found that half of the sugar children eats comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks. This can cause obesity and tooth decay.

On average, children are currently consuming at least 3 unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, says Public Health England.

Tackling the sugar problem – “two snacks max”

Change4Life has launched a new campaign to help promote healthier snacks.

The campaign is suggesting a “two snacks max” rule, encouraging children to cut down on sugary treats such as biscuits, sweets and cakes.

This health body thinks that children should be limited to two snacks of no more than 100 calories per day. The rule doesn’t include fruit and vegetables.

There will be resources in schools and activities for families to get involved with, too.

What do you think of the “two snacks max” proposal? Do you think it will help tackle the sugar problem amongst young people? Comment below and let us know. 

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bookcrazy1 · 2 years ago

Maybe this could work out with parents, yeah. BUT Change4Life are forgetting that lots of British kids have grandparents, uncles and aunties that spoil them to the death with sugary treats. My grandparents are a perfect example of that. And we all know how hard it is to say no in this situation, right? Let me know if your relatives are like that.
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ecrabbit · 2 years ago

After school when I’ll come home I usually just have a chunk of cheese as a snack. That’s fine, right?

icecream71 · 2 years ago

I think it is quite important that you should only have a few treats otherwise you will become overweight, unhealthy and unfit. One small bun and a packet of sweets is probably your daily sugar limit if you are age 6-10. I am only allowed sweets on Fridays on school days so I can see why I am not allowed it for the rest of the week. Yes I think a chunk of cheese as a snack is fine.