Okay, I am probably going to get into some trouble here, but here I go anyway, with the best of intentions!
I am writing this article not to lecture, judge or point fingers but out of concern, to try and help raise awareness about the dangers of sugar for our children.
Why the jellies, buns, cookies, cakes and chocolates, why all the treats? Why does a 'treat' have to mean sugar?
'Oh, but they are kids' I hear you say, it would be cruel to deny them treats.' We all had a few treats when we were young'.
Yes, we did, myself included, and I ended up struggling with childhood obesity from which I thankfully, eventually managed to recover. However, many parents have not been as fortunate. They are living with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other diseases, mostly and in some cases entirely related to sugar.
Is this what we want for our children?