Checking food labels can help you judge how much sugar your child gets throughout the day.
There’s no guideline limit for toddlers and children under four. However, it’s a good idea to avoid sugary or sugar-added food and drinks.
Free sugar is any sugar that’s added to food or drink. This includes the sugar manufacturers add to biscuits and yogurts, as well as the sugar you might sprinkle on cereal or stir in your tea. Honey, syrup and fruit juice also count as free sugar.
Free sugars are the ones to limit, as too much can cause health issues. The naturally occurring sugars found in milk, fruit and vegetables don’t count as free sugars.
To read more about added sugar and how you can make some healthy swaps, take a look at the Change4Life guidance by the NHS.
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