10 tips to cut back on added sugars

Cut back on buying foods and beverages with added sugars. If you don`t buy them, your kids won`t get them very often. Eating too many sweet treats can contribute to tooth decay and overweight. So, it is important for kids, and adults, to limit eating sugary foods and drinks.

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Serve small portions

It`s not necessary to get rid of all sweets and desserts. Instead, teach your child that a small amount of sweets or a treat can go a long ways. Use smaller bowls, plates, and utensils for your child to eat with. Children can practice serving from small bowls as you help them.

Soda is high in calories and contains a lot of sugar. Skip the store`s soda or sweetened beverage aisle completely. Remind your child that you`ve already picked out a juice together. Make fresh fruit smoothies together by blending fresh or frozen fruit with fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt or 100% juice.

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Candy-free check-out lane

Use the check-out lane that does not display candy. Most grocery stores will have a candy-free check-out lane to help moms out. Waiting in a store line makes it easy for children to ask for the candy or gum that is right in front of their faces to tempt them.

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