Schools must teach students to reduce sugar in math and English classes

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Schools are encouraged to teach students how to reduce their sugar intake in math and English classes. A department is offering teaching resources for core subjects for the first time, with the goal of promoting healthier eating habits at home. the school kids. Public Health England (PHE) revealed that 10-year-old children consumes an average of 52.2 grams of sugar per day – the equivalent of 2,800 cubic meters of sugar per year. Primary schools will use the resources launched as part of the PHE Change4Life campaign to help students understand the amount of sugar in their food and beverages. , children will learn that the number of pieces of sugar they consume is enough to travel the world more than three and a half times.

Average recommended intake of sugar in 10-year-olds

Last week, parents were encouraged to make daily exchanges during the purchase to reduce the sugar consumption of their children. Schools must now play their part in improving student health. New English lesson plans will include healthy recipes from around the world. Classes will enhance healthier exchanges through the use of problem-solving skills.Dr. Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at PHE, said: "Children are consuming too much sugar and obesity is a very real threat to their health. A healthy and balanced diet from an early age can help them avoid serious illnesses in the future. "By doing simple exchanges every day, kids can have healthier versions of food and beverages in their daily lives, while significantly reducing their sugar intake. Amanda Spielman Warned that waiting for schools to tackle childhood obesity risked diverting them from their primary goal.S & # 39; s speaking at the launch of the annual report of the watchdogShe said, "Schools can not take on the role of health professionals – especially parents. The response to the crisis of obesity, especially among young children, is at home and parents should not give up their responsibilities. "Support free journalism and subscribe to Independent MindsKevin Courtney, Deputy Secretary General of the National Education Union, said," The union believes that the government should not only support the teaching of the principles of a healthy diet; it should also give children and their families the means to benefit from such a regime. "Teachers do not want to teach a program that, for many children, is purely theoretical. However, the numbers show that for many children, a healthy diet is out of reach. "Due to changing benefits, the number of children eligible for free school meals continues to decline, while the number of children living in poverty – including food poverty – continues. James Bowen, director of NAHT Edge, a section of the National Association of School Executives, said, "Most schools will already teach kids healthy lifestyles and a healthy diet." L & # Cross-learning can be useful for embedding messages so it's a good idea to revisit important topics in other lessons, provided that it does not detract from basic learning. "