Change4Life has launched a new campaign to help families choose healthier snacks and reduce their children’s sugar intake.
Research shows kids in England are eating nearly three times the recommended amount of sugar. Surprisingly, half the sugar kids eat and drink every year comes from snacks and sugary drinks.
Too much sugar is bad for kids’ health and while they might seem healthy on the outside, too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up on the inside and serious health problems, not to mention painful tooth decay.
Fruits and vegetables make the best snacks. They’re delicious and healthy too! But if you do give your kids a packaged snack, remember Change4Life’s helpful tip to ‘look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max.’
To make it even easier for parents to take control of their kids’ diet and pick up healthier snacks at the supermarket, Change4Life has partnered up with some top brands, bringing parents discounts on popular healthy snacks.
Plus, with the new and improved Change4Life ‘Food Scanner’ app, you’ll also be able to see just what’s inside your favourite snacks. Download the app for free on the App Store or get it on Google Play.
Visit Change4Life for loads more fun ideas to help your kids stay healthy.