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Sugar: Do You Know How Much Sugar Is In These Popular Kid's Snacks?

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24/08/2016 08:42

We all know we eat too much sugar.

In modern supermarket foods, the white stuff isn’t only packed into biscuits and sweets, but lots of readymade meals, pasta sauces, cereals and other things with ‘hidden’ sugars. 

It is important to know what’s in your food, so you don’t get fooled into buying ‘healthy’ snacks that have as much sugar (or sometimes even more) than a chocolate bar. 

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The NHS recommends the following guidelines for your children’s daily allowance:

  • 19 grams for children aged 4-6 years.
  • 24 grams for children aged 7-10 years.

  • 30 grams (roughly seven cubes) for children aged 11 and older.

But do you know how much sugar is the in snacks you feed your children and are you always picking the healthiest option? 

  • Jordan's Frusli Bars
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    9.9g sugar per bar
  • Frosties Snack Bar
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    8g sugar per bar
  • Cadbury's Brunch Bar
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    13g sugar per bar
  • Tesco Everyday Apple Juice
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    20.7g sugar per carton
  • Robinson's Fruit Shoot
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    2.2g sugar per carton
  • Cadbury's Animals Snack Pack
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    6.1g sugar per pack
  • Cadbury's Mini Fingers Snack Pack
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    7.7g sugar per pack
  • Jammie Dodgers Mini Snack Pack
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    5.6g sugar per pack
  • Tesco Dried Mango Snack Pack
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    23g sugar per bag
  • Frubes Yoghurts
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    10.2g sugar per serving
  • Petit Filous Yoghurts
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    12.2g sugar per serving
  • Danone Actimel Kid's Yoghurts
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    11.2g sugar per serving
  • Shreddies Cereal
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    11g sugar per 30g serving
  • Cheerios Cereal
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    6g sugar per 30g serving
  • Coco Pops Cereal
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    11g sugar per 30g serving
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