Families urged to cut sugar intake

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Published: Tuesday 6th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull health chiefs are calling for families across the region to swap sugar-filled foods for healthier options as part of a new nationwide campaign.

Change4Life’s Sugar Swap scheme, launched by Public Health England, is encouraging people to improve their diets, with a special focus on getting kids to eat more healthily.

Its aim is to get parents to cut children’s sugar intake by swapping things like sweet cereals for wholegrain ones and fizzy drinks for water and fruit juices.

Experts say consuming too much sugar can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer.

To mark to launch yesterday, a Change4Life bus rolled into Queen Victoria Square in Hull, with experts giving out special information packs and offering dietary advice.

Hull’s public health director Julia Weldon hoped that families would accept this chance to make a small change to their eating habits to reduce sugar consumption.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Tuesday 6th January 2015 by The News Editor

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