HERE ARE MORE FABULOUS HEALTHY LUNCHES FROM OUR PUPILS! 

 

Well done to everyone! We are all making a huge effort to bring healthy snacks, lunches and drinks to school. Here are some of the healthy snacks and lunches children have been eating in school. 

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE SUGAR CONTENT IN WHAT APPEAR TO BE HEALTHY SNACKS AND FOOD!!!

IS JUICE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU?

Here is a list of some juices that contain more than 10.6g of sugar per 100ml. This is the level found in full-sugar Coca Cola. There are many more fruit juices -especially tropical drinks, those with apple juice concentrate and grape juices -that contain more than 10.6g of sugar per 100ml. Most orange juices contain 10g of sugar per 100ml.

4g of sugar = 1 teaspoon.

Del Monte Mango & Papaya Juice Drink –14.1g per 100ml

Capri Sun –10.8g of sugar per 100ml.

Apple and Raspberry Juice Drink –13.9g per 100ml

Pressed Apple & Mango Juice – 12.6g per 100ml

Innocent Pure Fruit Smoothie – 12.2g per 100ml

Tesco Everyday Value Apple Juice – 11.4g per 100ml

Aldi Del Rivo Apple Juice – 11.33g per 100ml

Tesco Apple & Blackcurrant from concentrate 11.12g per 100ml

MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF SUGAR FOR CHILDREN:

4-8 years: 5 teaspoons a day. 7-10 years: 6 teaspoons per day. 11+years: 7 teaspoons per day.

HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE WE EATING?

The effects which added sugars are having on both our general and dental health can be highly damaging, especially when consumed frequently.

Sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque, the acids which are formed attack the teeth and destroy the enamel. If this occurs often, the tooth enamel may break down, forming a hole or ‘cavity’ and causing tooth decay. This almost always leads to fillings and could even result in teeth having to be extracted.

LOOK AT HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN MANY OF THE DRINKS AND FOOD WE EAT:

BISCUITS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Chocolate Digestive  29.2g  1.2 tsp (5.1g per biscuit) 
Chocolate Wafer-Fully coated 34.7g  2.62 tsp (10.49g per biscuit) 
Custard Cream Biscuits 29.8g  0.87 tsp (3.5g per biscuit) 
Digestive Biscuits 16.6g 0.63 tsp (2.5g per biscuit)
Ginger nuts 31g 0.77 tsp (3.1g per biscuit) 
Jaffa Cakes 52g  3.25 tsp (13g per two buiscuits)
Rich Tea Biscuits  20.1g 0.42 tsp (1.7g per biscuit) 
Rice Cake with yogurt coating   1.5 tsp (6g per cake)
Rice Cake with chocolate coating   1.5 tsp (6g per cake)
Shortcake 16g 0.53 tsp (2.1g per biscuit)

 CHOCOLATES/SWEETS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Bounty 2 Bar Pack 57.8g 8.23 tsp (32.9g) 
Crunchie 61.7g 6.18 tsp (24.7g)
Kit Kat 47.8g  0.75 tsp (3g per two finger) 
Liquorice Allsorts 61.9g  0.93 tsp (3.7g per sweep) 
Mars Bar 68.1g 10.7 tsp (42.6g per bar)
Milk Chocolate 52.8g 2.2 tsp (8.8g per three squares) 
Milky Way 2 Bar Pack 72.4g  7.93 tsp (31.7g)
Plain Chocolate 46.8g 1.95 tsp (7.8g per three squares) 
Snickers Bar 54.5g 7.9 tsp (31.6g)
Toffees 37.4g 0.78 tsp (3.1g per sweet)
Twix 2 Bar Pack 64.5g 9.5 tsp (38g)

 DRINKS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Blackcurrant Juice 9.7g in concentrate 1.23 tsp (4.9g per 250ml serving) 
Cranberry Juice 11.6g  7.25 tsp (29g per 250ml serving) 
Coca Cola 10.6g  6.63 tsp (26.5g per 250ml serving) 

9tsp per can

Ginger Ale  9.1g  5.63 tsp (22.5g pet 250ml serving) 
Lemonade 3.5g 2.2 tsp (8.89g in 250ml serving)
Lucozade Sport 3.5g 4.38 tsp (17.5g per 500ml bottle)
Milkshake Powder 91.1g 6.95 tsp (27.8g 25g in 200ml S/S milk)
Orange Squash 13g in concentrate 1.63 tsp (6.5 in 250ml serving) 
Drinking Chocolate 58.1g  4.08 tsp (16.3g) in water

 SPREADS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in 15g serving

 

Chocolate Spread

(e.g. Nutella)

50g  1.88 tsp (7.5g) 
Honey 84.7g  3.18 tsp (12.7g) 
Jam 52.3g 1.95 tsp (7.8g)
Lemon Curd 53.7g 2.03 tsp (8.1g)
Marmalade 66g 2.48 tsp (9.9g)
Syrup 80.5g 3.1 tsp (12.4g)
Treacle 64g 2.4 tsp (9.6g)
Peanut Butter-smooth 6g 0.23 tsp (0.9g)

 CEREALS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

All Bran 22g  1.75 tsp (7g per 30g serving) 
Branflakes 22g  1.75 tsp (7g per 30g serving) 
Cornflakes 8g 0.63 tsp (2.5g per 30g serving)
Muesli-swiss style 23.1g 2.6 tsp (10.4g per 45g serving)
Rice Crispies 10g 0.75 tsp (3g per 30g serving)
Shreddies 14.9g 1.5 tsp (6g per 40g serving)
Shredded Wheat 0.9g 0.01 tsp (0.4g per 45g serving)
Special K 17g 1.25 tsp (5g per 30g serving)
Sugar Puffs 36.3g 2.65 tsp (10.6g per 30g serving)

 CAKES

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Chocolate Fudge Cake 30.2g  6.6 tsp (26.4g per 1/8 cake) 
Country Slice 41.6g  3.18 tsp (12.7g per slice) 
Madeira Cake 30.8g 6.7 tsp (26.5g per slice)
Scones – Fruit 22.4g 2.3 tsp (9.2g per scone)
Sponge Cake with Jam 36g 3.7 tsp (14.8g per 1/6 cake)

 DESSERTS

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Creamed Rice Pudding 9g  3.05 tsp (12.2g per pot) 
Fruit Cocktail in Juice 13g  4.35 tsp (17.39g 1/3 can) 
Fruit Yoghurt 8.6g 2.7 tsp (10.8g per pot)
Jelly 15g 5.05 tsp (20.2g 135g pot)
Ice Cream Sauce 66.8g 2.5 tsp (10.3g per 15g serving)
Ice Cream – vanilla 21g 2.5 tsp (10g 2 scoops)
Instant Custard 6.9g 3.05 tsp (12.2 1/4 pint)
Instant Dessert Powder 53.9g 2.9 tsp (11.6g per 92g serving)

 SAUCE & PICKLES

Product Amount per 100g Sugar Content in Teaspoons

 

Brown Sauce 19g  0.5 tsp (2.0g) 
Salad Cream 17.5g  0.65 tsp (2.6g) 
Sweet Pickle 23.9g 1 tsp (4g)
Tomato Ketchup 23.7g 1 tsp (4g)