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Let’s Reduce Sugar Intake

At Seashore academy, teachers do not reward children with sugary snacks for doing well in the classroom. We also encourage birthday celebrations with balloons, stickers, games, and other non-sugary rewards. We encourage children to exercise, play outside, and not turn to sugar as a reward.

Reducing sugar consumption in children can have several benefits, including:

  1. Improved dental health: Excessive sugar intake can lead to tooth decay and cavities.
  2. Weight management: Consuming too much sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  3. Better nutrition: Eating a diet high in sugar can displace more nutritious foods, leading to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals.
  4. Reduced risk of chronic diseases: A diet high in sugar has been linked to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
  5. Improved behavior and attention: Consuming too much sugar can lead to hyperactivity and difficulty concentrating in children.
  6. Lowering risk of developing addiction to sugary foods

It is important to note that sugar is also a key ingredient in many processed foods, so reducing sugar intake also means eating more whole foods and reducing processed food consumption.