Last year, the school supported Cancer Research UK by some children and some members of staff giving up sugar in February.This year, the staff are not going to do it in the same organised way, but I certainly will be going sugar free, and I would like to encourage children to do the same. February starts on Thursday of this week!
The first benefit from eating less sugar is that sugar is bad for your teeth! Having just had a tooth out last week, I know how important it is to look after them – your teeth will have to last you a lifetime. When I give up sugar I give up cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice cream, fizzy drinks, pudding and all those things that are obviously bursting with sugar which means that I tend to eat more foods that are healthy – so instead of a cake, I might have a satsuma so that I might get natural sugars instead of refined sugar. There are all sorts of health benefits associated with giving up (or cutting down on) refined sugar – and it makes you think about your diet, which is something we all should do.
So, do you think you will be joining me? What do you think will be hard to give up? How determined do you think you will be to stick it out.