• By Yolanda Miller
  • Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TIPS to cut back on your kids sweet treats

Limit the amount of foods and beverages with added sugars your kids eat and drink. If you don’t buy them, your kids won’t get them very often. Sweet treats and sugary drinks have a lot of calories but few nutrients. Most added sugars come from:

  • soda
  • sports drinks
  • energy drinks
  • juice drinks
  • cakes
  • cookies
  • ice cream
  • candy

Make treats “treats,” not everyday foods. Treats are great once in a while. Just don’t make treat foods an everyday thing. Limit sweet treats to special occasions.

For more tips on cutting back on your kid’s sweet treats:

Tips to decrease added sugars

For more tips and resources visit:

Healthy Eating Tips

For information about the Behealthy School Kids Program call 336-703-3217, millerya@forsyth.cc, or visit: Be Healthy School Kids

Source: ChooseMyPlate

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