How much extra sugar do kids get given in a month – Whiteboard Friday

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During Junk Free June Skye kept all the sugary treats she got given by people other than her parents. You’ll be shocked to see what she collected. One in three of our kids are classified as overweight or obese, and we can’t just blame the parents for this problem. Children are bombarded by junk food advertising and food that used to be a ‘rare treat’ is now an everyday occurrence. If we want to reduce child obesity and prevent the lifetime of problems it creates, we have to change the food environment our kids grow up in.

How much extra sugar do kids get given in a month – Whiteboard Friday was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.