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Make a sugar swap with Change4Life!

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Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy?

Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's eight cubes too many each day!

Half of the sugar in our children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.

Too much sugar is bad for children’s health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we can't see. This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, which people are getting younger than ever before, and heart disease and some cancers. 

Too much sugar can also cause painful tooth decay and every 10 minutes, a child (in England) has a tooth removed in hospital. 

But it's easy to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products. 

Get help with swaps and tips

The Change4Life website can help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps.