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Well done! It looks like your child isn't having too much sugar

Our sugar check suggests that you’re managing how much sugar is in your child’s diet pretty well… Keep it up! By making sure your child stays below their recommended maximum daily amount of sugar you’re helping to reduce their risk of tooth decay, obesity and even type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers in the future.

Even if your child is fine at the moment, it can only take a yogurt, sugary cereal or a drink to put their health at risk. It can be so easy to start giving your child too much sugar without even realising. This is why we’ve put together this website, so parents can see which popular products contain the most sugar, without having to struggle with all those confusing labels.

Don’t let yogurts push your child over their daily sugar limit

Some yogurts can contain over 4 sugar cubes! This means that just one pot can put them worryingly close to their maximum daily allowance, so it’s really important to keep an eye on how much sugar is in your child’s yogurts.

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Tasty Tip

Add fruit to plain yogurts such as natural, skyr and low fat Greek yogurts for natural sweetness. All these yogurts provide a healthy source of calcium and protein that helps to promote healthy bones and teeth in children.

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DIY yogurt recipes

Stay away from the high sugar cereals

If your child wants to try something new for breakfast, make sure that you stick to the lower sugar options. We’ve put together a list that clearly shows which popular cereals contain the most sugars, so you know which ones to avoid.

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Stick to a healthy breakfast

There are lots of low sugar breakfasts that you can give your child, like boiled eggs, wholegrain toast or plain porridge. These are all much better for your child than sugary cereals, and you can always add some fruit for a little extra natural sweetness.

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Keep your child safe from sugary drinks

Incredibly some drinks can contain two or three times a child’s maximum daily sugar allowance. Being able to quickly spot which drinks have the most sugar can really help you stay on top of how much sugar your child is having, To help you with this, we’ve put together a list that clearly shows how much sugar is in many popular drinks.

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Milk or water is the best choice

Some sugary drinks can contain two or three times a child’s maximum daily sugar allowance. If you want to keep your child safe from sugar and look after their teeth stick to milk or water instead.

Milk is good for building healthy teeth and bones, plus drinking water is refreshing and helps keep the body hydrated. Liverpool’s tap water in particular is great because it is sourced from Lake Vyrnwy and is as good as bottled water.

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Dentists's Tips

Looking after your child’s teeth is very important to your child’s development, as they play a vital role in guiding in their adult teeth. Avoiding too much sugar and listening to what dentists say can help you keep your child’s smile healthy.

It’s good to know that:

 

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    The acid found in all soft drinks, including diet and ‘no added sugar’, can cause enamel damage.

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    The sugar found in sugary drinks, including fruit juice, can cause tooth decay.

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    If you do choose sugary or diet drinks, have them with meals.

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