It’s surprising how much sugar there is in some of the things that we give our children throughout the day, from the cereal they have for breakfast, the drinks they have during the day, the snacks they have after school and the puddings after a meal.
Eating too much sugar means extra calories which causes fat to build up inside, that could lead to heart disease, cancer or type 2 diabetes.
To find out how to reduce your family’s sugar intake and to receive your free pack full of tips and money off vouchers, search Change4Life online and sign up today.
As well as cutting down on your sugar intake, you can also increase your activity level to keep healthy. There is a range of free activities throughout the year on offer for 8 to 19 year olds including boxing, football, judo, athletics, multi-sports, wheelchair athletics and dance all year around. Contact the Sports Unit for more information.
You can also use your Active Westminster Card to get excellent discounts at our leisure centres, including free swimming for under 19s living or studying in Westminster, over 65s, carers, people with disabilities and people seeking employment. Visit Active Westminster on Facebook for the latest news and information.
Get 65% off swimming, and other great discounts on sport and leisure with a free Westminster City Save Card. Apply now to receive fantastic deals on activities and memberships including sports centre, gyms and yoga classes for residents over 16.
National Obesity Awareness Week runs from 12 to 18 January 2015.