5 year olds eat and drink their body weight in sugar every year

A new campaign was launched on the 4 January which is encouraging parents to get “Sugar Smart” and take control of their children’s sugar intake.

A new Sugar Smart app has been launched to help parents see how much sugar there is in everyday food and drink. The free app works by scanning the barcode of products and revealing the amount of total sugar it contains in cubes and grams.

Change4Life has created an eye-opening short film to warn parents about the health harms of eating and drinking too much sugar, including becoming overweight and tooth decay.

You can view the short film and find out how to down load the app by visiting the Change4life site or using the link below

More information here.