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Early School Leavers Education Resource

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How much is too much? How much is too little?

When choosing a healthy diet one of the key things to do is to cut down on fat (especially saturated fat), salt and added sugars. This topic looks at every day foods and help you understand the fat, salt and sugar in them.

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Information Sheet

Many of us consume too much sugar, fat and salt, sometimes without even knowing it. This information sheet explains why cutting down is important, how to do it and how to spot the fat, salt and sugar in labelled foods.

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Making sense of food labeling

Healthy foods are low in fat, low in sugar, low in salt but high in fibre. Click here to view the Food Labels Guide to help you check the nutrition information on food labeling, compare foods and choose healthier options.

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Get the facts about treat foods

The problem with eating too many treat foods is that they provide calories, sugar and fat but don’t provide a lot of nourishment. That is why they are sometimes called ’empty calories’. These infographics show the amount of calories in different treat foods. Click here to find out about calories in Biscuits, Chocolate, Crisps and Sweets.

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Sugar in drinks

You may be surprised to find out just how much sugar there is in everyday drinks. This colourful poster shows you how many teaspoons of sugar there are in a range of drinks and gives ideas for healthier drinks.

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Lower in sugar, salt, fat

The worksheets allow the group to compare the salt, fat and sugar content in different foods.

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Cut down

This advanced worksheet asks why too much salt, sugar and fat is unhealthy and what steps you can take to cut down the amount you consume.

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Hidden sugar quiz

This quiz prompts the group to think about the amount of sugar in everyday food and drink by asking how many teaspoons of sugar they contain.

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Healthy option group discussion

This group discussion looks at the amount of fat, sugar and sat in everyday food and how we can cut down on the amount we consume.

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Find the lowest game

This fun game uses examples of everyday food packaging and challenges the group to read the labels to find out what has the lowest salt, sugar and fat content.

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