What a fantastic afternoon we had learning about teeth with Mrs Coggins!
This week Mrs Coggins taught us about how sugar damages our teeth. She taught us that acid attacks contribute to tooth decay, which in turn leads to holes in our teeth.
Children aged 7-10 years old are only meant to have 6 cubes (teaspoons) of sugar a day.
We were shocked at how much sugar was in the following food and drinks.
Flavoured water - almost 7 teaspoons
Apple juice - over 9 teaspoons
Milk shake - 15 teaspoons
Squashies (sweets) - 29 teaspoons!!!!
What a lot of sugar!!
Mrs Coggins reminded us that it is not about going without but choosing our foods sensibly. Eat any sweet treats at a meal time instead of throughout the day.
These links are recommended by Mrs Coggins the dental educator.
Use the app on your mobile device too.
What are you going to try and change? 3C have suggested trying to bring only water in our classroom bottles.
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