CIEH – get savvy with sugar and salt

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health interactive stand at the Festival

They’ve got some detective work lined up for you and your family.

We all know that eating too much salt and sugar can be bad for us. We need a little salt every day, but overdo it and high blood pressure, kidney damage and heart disease could be on the menu.

Of course we need energy every day and sugar can provide that. Moderation is the key. Excess consumption can cause obesity,  diabetes and heart disease.

You can cut down on the amount of salt and sugar you add to your food, but do you know how much there is in processed foods?

Can you spot hidden sugar? Can you tell which foods contain salt?It’s a real minefield and you really need to be on the ball to get your diet well-balanced.

Test your knowledge on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health interactive stand (Stall 81 in the Lower Brewery Yard). See if you can tell which foods have the most hidden sugar and salt and which have the least.  Be prepared to have your assumptions challenged.

See if you know what’s good for you.

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