And Tooth Decaying Properties of Foods
Foods high in sugar can take away children’s appetites for more nutritious foods and can contribute to tooth decay.
It’s not only the amount of sugar in foods that should be looked at when considering children’s teeth. Foods that are sticky or that cling to children’s teeth are much more likely to contribute to decay.
Foods that are sticky should be served at meal times with other foods and drinks (e.g. water or milk) or just prior to brushing teeth so that the food does not cling to the teeth for long periods of time and contribute to tooth decay.
NO ADDED SUGAR
NO ADDED SUGAR does not indicate that a food is low in sugar. It just means that no extra sugar has been added to the product. The product may be naturally high in sugar such as no added sugar 100% fruit juice.
AIM TO PROMOTE NON STICKY FOODS AND FATS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF SUGAR