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New App Discovers the Sugar Content of the Products We Consume

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Launched as part of Public Health England's Change4Life campaign, the free app works by scanning the barcodes of products revealing the amount of total sugar content in cubes and grams.

Considering 4 to 10-year-olds consume more than 5,500 sugar cubes a year - around 22kg - the average weight of a five-year-old, the campaign aims to encourage healthier behaviours including 'sugar swaps' - swapping food and drink with added sugar for options that are lower in sugar or sugar-free; ensuring children eat at least five portions of variety of fruit and veg daily; having regular meals to avoid adopting unhealthy eating habits; being conscious of portion sizes in 'me size meals' and limiting snacks. Click below to read the full article.

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