Sugar Smart Salford

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24 Aug 2016

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.

Why not become sugar detectives - use the image below to help 

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

Do you know where to look on food for their sugar content?? Check here 

 

More than 22.5g of total sugars per 100g is high

 
Less than 5g of total sugar per 100g is low - and Sugar Smart!
 

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......

Why not try these 10 minute Shake ups to start with (some of them might be aimed at younger kids than you - but actually we've had loads of fun giving them a go)

 

  • 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.

 

 

Cutting back sugar info