Understanding children's sugar levels
Did you know?
Children are getting half their sugar intake from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks. Leading to them having over twice the amount they should!
Not only does sugar cause painful tooth decay for children, it is also a driving factor in obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
So, how much sugar should children be eating per day?
The government guidelines suggest that sugar should not make up more than 5% of the calories gained from food and drink. For Early Years this means:
- 2 years olds equates to 13grams of sugar - 3 year olds equates to 15grams of sugar - 4 - 6 year olds equates to 19grams of sugar
An easy to follow rule of thumb is...
5grams or less per 100grams is considered LOW Between 5grams and 22.5grams is considered MEDIUM Anything over 22.5grams is considered HIGH
Here, at NutriFresh, we understand that nursery meals make up a lot of the nutrition that early year children are eating. That's why we [NutriFresh] prides ourselves, not only on the taste and quality of our meals, but also the nutritional properties.
We work alongside nutritionist, specialising in early years, to ensure we provide an expert recommendation on food nutrition to help you achieve the government requirements of healthy eating and to ensure that every child receives the very best start in life.
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