New Change4Life Teaching Resources Help Pupils Cut Back on Sugar
- Public Health England reveals children are consuming 2,800 excess sugar cubes each year.
- For the first time, Change4Life is offering dedicated English and Maths resources to support teachers in promoting healthier habits.
- Change4Life teaching resources reveal that the number of extra sugar cubes children are consuming is enough to wrap around the world more than three and a half times.
New Change4Life teaching resources will support teachers to use English and Maths lessons to help children cut back on sugar.
This comes as Public Health England (PHE) reveals the average 10 year old has already consumed at least 18 years’ worth of sugar. While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly in recent years, they are still consuming around eight extra sugar cubes each day, equivalent to around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year.
For the first time, PHE has developed dedicated English and Math’s teaching resources for primary schools across England, to help pupils and their families understand how much sugar is in their food and drink. It will also teach them about making healthier swaps to reduce their sugar intake.
This will complement the national campaign encouraging parents to “make a swap when you next shop”, to help families enjoy healthier versions of the foods and drinks they are currently consuming.