Public health concerns - sugar reduction/ healthy snacking (12 months +)

Friday, January 31, 2020 13:00 - 13:45

Consuming excessive amount of sugar can have negative health outcomes. Sugar is naturally found within foods which contain carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and dairy products. These can have some health benefits as natural sugars are digested slowly, providing a steady source of energy. However, manufactured sugar added to foods to enhance the taste or shelf life can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. This session will consider how health professionals can support families to promote healthy eating and minimise their sugar intake.

London & Manchester Speaker: Amy Noakes, Senior Lecturer (Children’s Nursing), London South Bank University

Birmingham Speaker: Kathy Cowbrough, Freelance Dietician