Experts Encourage Parents to Slash Kids' Sugar Intake

Experts Encourage Parents to Slash Kids’ Sugar Intake

The recent Dental Health Week focused on babies, toddlers, and young children’s oral health, and on identifying the sugar bandit that lurks in Australian households.

Sugar consumption is the number one cause of tooth decay—tooth decay being the most common disease in the world. With added sugar finding its way into many foods, experts in the UK have recommend slashing sugar consumption to less than 5% of an individual’s energy intake.

How do you know how much sugar is in certain foods? Read the label. Here’s a helpful resource: http://www.mydailyintake.net/calculating-energy/

Read more about why experts encourage the slashing of sugar intake here:

http://www.theguardian.com/society/the-shape-we-are-in-blog/2014/jun/18/obesity-dentists

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