Change4Life have recently launched a new sugar swaps campaign to help families cut back on their sugar intake.
A recent study has found that many children have already exceeded their maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday.
Whilst children’s sugar intakes has declined slightly in the last few years, many are still consuming more than their recommended daily intake. On average, children are still consuming around 8 excess sugar cubes every day. This is the equivalent of around 2,800 excess sugar cubes every year!
To help combat this, a new Change4Life sugar swaps campaign encourages parents to ‘Make a swap when you next shop’. If parents swap simple items the next time they shop then they can dramatically cut their children’s sugar intake. For example, by swapping a higher-sugar yoghurt for a lower sugar one, or swapping a sugary juice drink for a no-added sugar juice alternative.
Making these types of swaps every day could help remove around 2500 sugar cubes from a child’s diet every year! With a third of children leaving primary school overweight or obese, these changes can make a huge difference to their health.
You can help promote this campaign to the patients in your waiting room by adding a range of new Change4Life Sugar Swaps videos to your Envisage system. These videos will help engage with parents and children to make swapping for healthier options fun an interesting whilst in the waiting room.
Alternatively, if you already have Envisage and need help adding the new videos to your playlist then please visit our dedicated support pages or call our support team on 0114 399 0010.