Sugar Awareness Week

‘Sugar Awareness Week’ runs until 24th January – and I don’t know about you, but I can always benefit from being reminded of the healthy limits on sugar intake.

Young people may also need some extra guidance to interpret food labelling and so there is a very important role for mathematics here, including developing a better understanding of measurements and proportions.

You can use food labels from students’ favourite foods and explore potential sugar intake; with the students learning remotely from home, they could use the food they have to hand. E.g. How much sugar is in a can of baked beans?

This factsheet provides a useful introduction to the topic:

http://www.actiononsugar.org/media/actiononsugar/resources/ordering/CASH-label-factsheet-A4.pdf

There are numerous resources on food labelling here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=food%20labelling