Sugar Smart Salford
Have you heard of #sugarsmartsalford ?? Salford are getting involved with Change 4 Life in promoting healthy lifestyles to all young people in Salford.
Here at wuu2 we are getting involved too - we will be providing information about how you can get on board too and take up the #sugarsmartsalford challenge - this is where you give up sugary drinks for a week or if you can manage a month and swap it for water. Could you do that?? We at wuu2 are quite partial to a fizzy drink or too so it will be quite a challenge but we are up for it.....
So for the month of September you will not see a sugary drink anywhere near us (and if you do - well you can grass us up!!!!)
We are looking forward to the challenge - not only to see if we can do it but also to see if it has any health benefits ( as drinking lots of sugary drinks can't be good for you - we all know that!!)
Currently, 36.6% that’s over 1 in 3 of ten and eleven year-olds are overweight or obese in Salford. This means they are more likely to become obese adults who are more prone to a range of serious health problems, such as heart disease, some cancers and Type 2 diabetes.
How much sugar are you getting? Take a look at this:
More sugar than anyone should have in a day!
Kids aged over 11 and grown-ups should have no more than 7 cubes of added sugar a day
Keep an eye on our facebook /wuu2insalford and Twitter @wuu2salford for updates.
Make sure you keep us posted with how you are getting on with the challenge by using #sugarsmartsalford
It's time to exercise.....
We all know that exercise is good for us don't we - so why don't we do it?? kids aged between 5 and 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes. Pokémon might have got you out and about but now we need to do a bit more - time to get sweaty......
- The average person in Britain consumes 700g of sugar a week - equivalent to 175 cubes of sugar.
- On average, there are 9 sugar cubes in a can of cola, over 5 sugar cubes in a sugary yoghurt and 5 sugar cubes in a muffin
- A drink is high in sugar if it contains more than 11.25g of total sugar per 100g or more than 13.5g of total sugars per portion of product.
- One in three 10 and 11 year olds are overweight or obese.