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Big smiles

It's surprising how much sugar is in our diets, and even snacks aimed at children can contain remarkably large amounts. Cutting down on your child's sugar intake is a great step toward having a healthier, happier child, and less sugar means healthier teeth!

Change4life have a great programme called Sugar Swaps. Sugar Swaps makes it easier to change the unhealthy parts of your diet for more smile-friendly options. If you sign up online you'll receive a free pack including a Sugar Swaps Guide, shopping pad, swap idea cards, stickers and money-off vouchers!

To find out more, please visit smarttools.change4life.co.uk

Here are a few of the swaps we recommend:

Fruit

Breakfast

  • Plain porridge
  • Plain whole wheat biscuits
  • Plain shredded whole grain

Drinks

  • Water
  • No added sugar drinks
  • Sugar-free drinks
  • Lower-fat milks

Snacks

  • Fruit
  • Rice cakes
  • Toast and low-fat spread
  • Wholewheat biscuits
  • Unsalted nuts
  • Fruit teacakes
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