PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children's snacking

Kids 'BANNED' from eating crisps and chocolate in health crackdown

East Sussex Public Health is supporting the latest Change4Life campaign which aims to help families choose healthier snacks.

"If you wander through a supermarket you see many more things being sold as snacks than ever before", Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, was quoted as saying to the BBC.

"While there is nothing wrong with having snacks - to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight it makes sense to limit the snacking".

On average each child has at least three treats a day. This does not include fruit and vegetables, as children should eat more of these to reach their "five a day" quota.

According to the PHE's National Diet and Nutritional Survey, children between the ages of four and 10 consumed 51.2 per cent of their sugar from unhealthy snacks, including biscuits, cakes, pastries, buns, candies and fizzy and juice drinks.

"By asking parents to Look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max, we're helping them to give heathier snacks, while giving them less frequently".

Half of children's sugar intake (around seven sugar cubes a day) comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to Public Health England (PHE), so they have launched a Change4Life campaign to promote healthier snacks.

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Over a year they munch through 400 biscuits, 120 cakes and pastries, 100 portions of candies, 70 chocolate bars and 150 sugary juices or cans of pop.

PHE's updated Change4Life "Food Scanner" app also shows parents how many calories, sugar, salt and saturated fat is in their food to help make healthier choices easier. That's on the back of figures showing a third of children leave primary school overweight or obese.

The guidelines do not apply to fruit and vegetables as children should be encouraged to eat a wide variety of these to achieve their "5-a day", says PHE. It cites an ice-cream snack containing around 175 calories, a pack of crisps containing around 190 calories, a chocolate bar with around 200 calories and a pastry containing 270 calories.

In the U.S., public health campaigns to get kids eating better and drinking fewer sugary drinks have had some success.

The new Change4Life campaign encourages parents to "Look for 100 calorie snacks, 2 a day max" to help them purchase healthier snacks than the ones they are now.

The PHE has previously called on businesses to cut sugar by 20 per cent by 2020, and by five per cent in 2017.

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