Sugar is lurking everywhere we look, especially at Christmastime. Candy canes, gingerbread houses, log cakes – and don’t forget those sweet soft drinks.
Accredited Practising Dietitian Melanie McGrice says liquid kilojoules are one of the biggest problems for kids. And all that added sugar can increase the risk of dental cavities, while other studies link soft drinks to diabetes.
While year-end parties are usually full of unhealthy sweet treats, it’s possible to get your little ones to cut down on them, with a little discipline and clever substitutions.
Here are 10 ways to reduce your childrens’ sugar intake – and yours – over the festive season