Campaign to reduce number of sugary snacks children eat

PARENTS are being encouraged to support a campaign to reduce the number of sugary drinks and snacks children have.

Monday, 8th January 2018, 6:32 am

Public Health England (PHE) has launched the scheme to get youngsters eating snacks that have 100 calories and only have two a day.

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It comes as figures show 24 per cent of Year R children in Portsmouth are overweight or obese along with 36 per cent of Year 6 pupils.

Angela Baker, deputy director for health and wellbeing at PHE south east, said: ‘Changing our children’s snacking habits can be a real challenge and we want to make it easier for families to find healthier options.’