• Sugar is sweet, high in calories, has little nutritive valueand causes tooth decay.
  • It can be in foods or added to foods to make them taste better.
  • Sugar includes white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactose or sorbitol.


You don’t have to eliminate sugar from your child’s diet but you should know the foods that contain sugar – especially if your child is overweight – and limit the amount of sugar in his diet.