25 Aug 2011

Parental advice on limiting children's sugar

Parental advice on limiting children's sugar
Children will only ever develop a 'sweet tooth' on the basis of what their mum and dad have given them as treats, according to parental advice from the British Dental Health Foundation.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the charity, advised: "If your child has a drink in between meals, it is best to give them water or milk instead of sugary or acidic drinks, which can cause decay."
"If you are going to give them sugary drinks, such as squash, ensure it is diluted 10:1 parts," he added.
Offering further parental advice, Dr Carter said that savoury foods, such as cheese, are a better way of rewarding good behaviour, as they will not cause tooth decay like sugary treats..............

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