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How much is too much? Sugar in breakfast cereals

You may be surprised by the sugar content, in cubes, per serve of some popular breakfast cereals....⁣🥣⁣😮

Marketed as the healthy option 💚& branded with healthful banners such as ‘whole grain’🌾 these messages MASK a high content ⚠️of added sugar which can be detrimental to health 🤔 & contribute to overconsumption 📈of sugar, especially in children 👶🏼 ⁣

🔬The Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) July 2015, recommended free sugar make up no more than 5% of daily energy intake. This equates to the following amounts:

4-6yrs = 5 sugar cubes⁣

7-10yrs = 6 sugar cubes

11yrs+ = 7 sugar cubes⁣

Eat cereal 👍🏻but stick to low sugar varieties ⬇️ and top with fresh, seasonal fruit where sugar is naturally packaged together with healthful fibre, vitamins, minerals & water 👌🏻🍓🍑🍒🥣⁣ #breakfastcereal #sugarfreekids #sugarfree #wholegrain #kidsbreakfast #nutritionforkids #sugarfreefood #nutritiontips #nutribollocks #cerealbowl #breakfastbowls #freesugar #healthykids #healthykidsfood #mumtips #sugar #eatmorefruits #happyfood #foodforlife #evidencebased #nutritiontips #nutritionscience #nutrimumof4


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