Sugar

Eating too much SUGAR can make you gain weight and cause tooth decay.

"free sugars".

• Sugars added to food/drinks. Biscuits, chocolate, flavoured yoghurts, cereals, fizzy drinks.

• Natural Sugars in honey, syrups (such as maple, agave and golden), nectars, unsweetened fruit juices, vegetable juices and smoothies.

Sugar found naturally in milk, fruit and vegetables DOES NOT count as free sugars.


We do not need to cut down on these sugars, but remember that they are included in the "total sugar" figure found on food labels.


How much sugar can we eat?


NhS The government recommends that free sugars, should not make up more than 5% of the energy (calories) you get from food and drink each day.

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Adults

30g of free sugars a day, (roughly equivalent to 7 sugar cubes).

Kids7-10 max 24g (6 cubes)

Kids 4-6 Max 19g (5 cubes).

Under the age of 4, AVOID sugar drinks/food

For example, a can of cola can have as much as 9 cubes of sugar – more than the recommended daily limit

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