Sugar Smart Salford
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Have you heard of #sugarsmartsalford ?? Salford are getting involved with Change 4 Life in promoting healthy lifestyles to all young people in Salford.
This is where we need you...... we want you to use your social media and let us know if you are getting involved - remember to use #sugarsmartsalford
Here at wuu2 we are getting involved - we will be providing information about how you can get on board and get on board with #sugarsmartsalford - 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 two so it will be quite a challenge but we are up for it.....
Lets see if you can see the difference......
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.
Do you have any of the things below?? How often - once a month, once a week, once a day??
Do you know how much sugar you are taking in in any of the snacks above, keep in mind that kids aged over 11 should have no more than 7 cubes of added sugar a day
How much sugar are you getting?
More sugar than anyone should have in a day!
We have a group in Salford the "start Well" group - who are wokring on this campaign, in this grup are members from Salford City Council, Salford CCG and Salford Community Leisure. Salford Community Leisure are already on with being #sugarsmartsalford, as they have had a sucessful trial and are now looking to roll it out further.
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......
(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.