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Drinks at Snack Time

You may have seen the recent campaign to reduce sugar in all our diets.The guidelines for daily sugar intake are:
Less than 12 months avoid ALL sugars
1-4 years Less than 19gram(4 teaspoons)
4-6 years Max 19gram(4 teaspoons)
Adults 30gram.
So what does this mean in terms of the drinks you provide? The current drink recommendation is Milk or Water. However I know many of you provide juice and if you wish to continue doing so please bear the following in mind.
  • Provide no added sugar juice
  • Check the sugar content before you buy.
  • Dilute to the instructions-Robinsons recommend extra water to added for toddlers.
  • If you provide fresh fruit juice check sugar content and dilute well.(1 part juice to 10 parts water)
The department of health recommend all children 6 months - 5  years are given vitamin supplements containing  vitamins A C and D every day. It is also recommended babies who are breastfed are given a vitamin D supplement from birth. its very hard to get enough vitamin D through food alone as it only naturally occurs in a few foods.For more information including
  • Vitamin drops if you qualify for Healthy Start
  • Recommendations for Bottle and Breast fed babies
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