Let’s help ourselves, our children, our families and our city eat less sugar – we’re all sweet enough!

We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. But, eating too much sugar can start having an impact during pregnancy before our children are even born. Throughout childhood and into adulthood if we eat too much sugar this can put us at risk of developing tooth decay and certain health conditions, including obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

We want to help you get the facts about sugar and make some simple swaps to keep you, your family and everyone in Sheffield healthy. Sheffield is sweet enough.

“I’ve started checking the labels more often, so I can make sure my son isn’t having too much sugar. It’s still hard when the grandparents come around though!”

Mum to 5-year-old and 2-year-old

Recommended daily sugar limit

Limits for 0 to 3 years

0 tsps sugar per day

0 sugar per day

Limits for 4 to 6 years

tsps sugar per day

19g sugar per day

Limits for 7 to 11 years

tsps sugar per day

24g sugar per day

Limits for 11 years and above

tsps sugar per day

30g sugar per day

Sugar swaps – how to avoid the worst offenders

Click or tap the card to reveal the swap

Coffee shop flavoured hot chocolate with whipped cream

93g
23⅓ tsp

Swap suggestion

Low calorie hot chocolate sachet

made with milk or water

5g
1⅓ tsp

Ice-cream milkshake

59g
14¾ tsp

Swap suggestion

Carton of no added sugar chocolate milk

9g
2⅓ tsp

Bottle of Cola

54g
13½ tsp

Swap suggestion

Fizzy water

with no added sugar cordial or a sugar free fizzy drink

1.5g
⅓ tsp

Energy drinks

27g
6¾ tsp

Swap suggestion

No added sugar cordial

with fizzy water, or sugar free fizzy drinks

1.3g
⅓ tsp

Based on approximate quantities; taking an average from a collation of popular brands and supermarket product

 

‘Sheffield is sweet enough’ is proud to be working with these key partners