[WATCH] Are You Giving Your Kids Too Much Sugar?

Jill Holtz

April 19, 2016

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The consumption of sugar is a current hot topic. When we saw this video we were shocked as it shows so clearly how you can inadvertently be giving your child too much sugar! Watch his video “Are You Overdosing Your Kids on Sugar”? and see what you think!

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We researched how much sugar per day your child should eat recently and were surprised at how easily the sugar can add up. But when you watch this video, well if a picture says a thousand words then a video says a million for sure.

Are you overdosing your kids on sugar?

You have to watch this video (created by Dan Sweeney Personal Training shot by EPIC) it’s quite horrifying when you see it put this way to see the amount of sugar kids are actually taking in.

If you’re not sure what your child’s daily sugar intake should be then this might help—> https://www.mykidstime.com/food-and-recipes/do-you-know-how-much-sugar-per-day-your-child-should-eat/

Posted by Mykidstime on Saturday, 16 April 2016

(the video was created by Epic Productions Ireland)

The average five-year-old consumes the equivalent of their body weight in sugar in the course of a year – with obesity, diabetes and cavities being the most obvious of the resultant issues.

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to 5% of our total dietary energy intake. This applies to all age groups from two years upwards. This halves the old recommendations, which used to advise 10%. In real terms, this means:

  • maximum of 19g a day for children aged four to six
  • maximum of 24g a day for seven to 10-year-olds
  • maximum of 30g a day for children from aged 11 and adults

Too much sugar can lead to obesity, tooth problems, heart disease, and unhealthy eating habits.

Over to you now! What did you think of the video? tell us in the comments below

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