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Make simple swaps to reduce children’s sugar intake with Change4Life

With January comes New Year’s Resolutions and one common resolution for parents to make at this time of year is the intention to improve their family’s diet.

Herefordshire Council with Change4Life are calling on families across Herefordshire to sign up for ‘Sugar Swaps’ this January. The campaign aims to help families cut down on their sugar intake by advising on simple food and drink swaps at key occasions throughout the day.

We are all guilty of over indulgence during the festive period and many of us will make a conscious effort to set a New Year’s resolution. This is where the Change4Life and Sugar Swaps campaign can really help by suggesting swaps for sugar rich food.

Eating too much sugar means extra calories which causes fat to build up inside. This could lead to heart disease, cancer or type 2 diabetes, as well as damaging to teeth.

It’s surprising how much sugar there is in some of the things that we give our children, from the cereal they have for breakfast, the drinks they have during the day, the snacks they have after school and the puddings after a meal.

As part of the campaign, help for mums and their families is available through providing them with the tools and information they need to make simple Sugar Swaps in January and beyond.

To find out how to reduce your family’s sugar intake and to receive your FREE pack full of tips and money off vouchers, search Change4Life online and sign up today or visit our health and wellbeing pages 

Tags: Community and living, Health and social care, Schools and education