Junk Food

Information and resources to help kids eat less junk food.

Sugar, Health & Children

Sugar & Children

According to recent research carried out at the University of California, sugar is fuelling a global obesity pandemic. Sugar is far from just “empty calories” that make people fat. Sugar changes metabolism, raises blood pressure, affects the action of hormones and causes damage to the liver. Does your child eat too much sugar? We think […]

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What is a Balanced Diet?

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Healthy eating isn’t complicated – for most children (and parents!) having a balanced diet boils down to eating more fruit & veg and eating less junk food. By encouraging good eating habits in our children we can help to prevent: Overweight and obesity Heart disease & stroke Type 2 diabetes Certain cancers You might think that […]

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5 a Day Junk Food

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Great news – new research shows that children are getting their five a day! But wait – they’re not getting their essential five daily portions of fruit and veg, they’re getting five portions of junk food. The survey was carried out by the British Heart Foundation, who looked at the diet of two thousand 11 […]

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Review: Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy

Lucozade energy is a sugar-packed soft drink that is very popular with children and young people. The “Energy” in the drink comes in the form of sugar. It contains so much sugar that an average ten year old child would need to do over an hour of cycling or playing sport to work off the calories contained in one bottle.

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Teenagers and Junk Food Lunches

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The lunchtime rush of teenagers heading for the local shop to buy junk food has become a tradition in many schools. Kids scramble out to buy hot chicken rolls, potato wedges, sausage rolls, as well as crisps, bars of chocolate and fizzy drinks. One in four children are now overweight or obese and the consumption […]

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Online Marketing of Junk Food to Kids

We found this interesting video from TIME magazine on how junk food companies market their products to kids online. Is junk food being marketed to your kids online, through games etc? If so, let us know with a comment below.

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Fact File: Soft Drinks, Hard Facts

Health effects of soft drinks

Drinking soft drinks now and again would be no harm, but the problem is that we now consume far too much of these unhealthy drinks. For many of us, and particularly for many children, these drinks have become completely normalised.

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