New Zealand children EAT and DRINK around 16 teaspoons of added sugar per day or 23kg of added sugar per year.
Too much sugar causes poor health and tooth decay.
Some handy tips to reduce sugar:
1. Drink plain WATER instead of sweet drinks.
2. Choose breakfast cereals that are LOW in sugar such as Weetbix, porridge and oats. If you usually add sugar to cereals, try adding chopped or canned fruit (in natural juice) and / or yoghurt instead.
3. Choose healthy snacks - FRUIT, YOGHURT, CHEESE and WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS, BOILED EGG< VEGETABLES and DIP
To find more information, visit www.heartfoundation.org.nz