Sugar in the lunch box

With children returning to school it is a good time to think about how much sugar is in their lunchbox. Many items that look healthy initially can be hiding lots of sugar. Sugar is not only adding to health issues such as diabetes but is also causing decay in children’s teeth.

The NSW ADA has issued a media release which highlights the pitfalls as well as providing some teeth-friendly options. The Sydney Morning Herald ran a full page story on 28 January 2018 which outlined the issues as well as provided a fantastic sample lunchboxes with healthy and un-healthy choices. It is really surprising to see where the sugar can hide!


It is also a great time to get your children’s teeth checked – call to make an appointment with one of our dentists. We also see patients who are eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme.  Not sure if you are? Check out the information on our payment options.