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Parents urged to monitor sugar over the summer holidays

Recent research from mydentist highlights the shocking increase in kids’ sugar intake over the summer holidays, findings include:

  • 66% of parents admit to finding it difficult avoiding sugary snacks for their child over the summer holidays
  • Over half of parents admit their child consumes more sugary snacks over the summer holidays than outside of the summer holidays
  • A third of parents are unaware how much sugar their child consumes on a daily basis
  • 1 in 3 parents admit to never monitoring their child’s sugar intake
  • 1 in 5 parents say they don’t know how to monitor their child’s sugar intake
  • Over half of parents say that food labelling on children's snacks are misleading/need to be clearer

Read the Sun’s coverage on our findings here https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/4123298/kids-eat-most-sugary-snacks-during-the-summer-holidays/

Read more from Hello magazine here http://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2017072841044/how-to-protect-childrens-teeth-sugar/

View the MSN coverage here http://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/how-to-limit-the-effect-of-sugar-on-childrens-teeth/ar-AAoYo2z