Sugar is probably my least favorite of the food evils. It causes behavioral issues, rots my children’s teeth, and seems to be an addiction for them.
In fact, the American Heart Association claims that children 2-18 should have a daily sugar intake of less than 25 grams of sugar per day.
5 Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Kid’s Diet
Of course a “no sugar” diet is the most ideal, but realistically here are 5 quick ways you can improve your children’s health today!
Cut out sugary drinks.
This should come as no surprise, but it is not practiced by many moms. My kids love chocolate milk, sports drinks, and juices. I recommend phasing these out and replacing them with fruit infused water.
Here are some of my picks to help make drinking water something they look forward to.
Teach them to read labels.
When my children began to see how much sugar was in different foods, they started making better decisions on their own. Education is the best preventative medicine when it comes to finding ways to cut sugar from your kid’s diet. Speaking of reading….check out this post for ideas on getting your kids to read more.
Commit to baking one treat per week.
We all know that homemade is healthier than pre-made or processed treats. They’re also cheaper and can provide quality time for your family if done together. My kids have come to love “family baking time”. Here are some great recipe books and products to help you get this activity into your weekly family routine.
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32 thoughts on “5 Easy Ways To Cut Sugar From Your Kid’s Diet”
Sugar is definitely addictive, even for us adults! I love these ideas! Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!
These are great ideas. We usually bake one homemade treat over the weekend. This way we have a special snack that lasts all week and I know it’s better than store bought snacks. I have a sweet tooth and my daughter is too so cutting out sugar is hard, but luckily, she loves her fruits and vegetables too. Thanks for sharing.
these are great tips. we dont do alot of sugary drinks, but they always want a little something after dinner… baking something is a good tip because you really have control.
This is something that we struggle with. I’m trying to cut it out slowly. Luckily my girls love fruits and veggies as snacks.
My kids don’t do many sugary drinks thankfully they have a healthy love for water. I try to limit sweets to after dinner dessert and not every night.
Homemade is always best so you can control the amount of sugar! Just cutting out sugary drinks goes a long way in my house!
Reading the labels is the most important thing…
These are such great ideas! My kids get way too much sugar!
This is such a timely post for me since my boys will be sugar filled on Halloween. I’ll be buying TONS of veggies to make up for it!
These are really great tips that I plan to use for our child! Another way is for us to be a good influence and show them how to make healthy choices. I think they’ll see you and want to make them too! 🙂
Amazing post, thanks a lot for sharing, I think these tips are so useful!
Sugary drinks are such a big culprit for kids and adults!
This is brilliant!!! My nephews are hooked on sugary stuff so this is going to be extremely helpful!!!!!
I love these tips! I’m a fan of baking treats vs buying them. I love knowing what went into them!
I really try to cut sugar from our kids, too. We bake a lot and use alternatives to sugar by baking from scratch!
I totally agree with teaching your kids to read the labels on food (and drinks!), I’ve started doing that with my 8 year old and he will actually catch me with a drink and say “___ grams of sugar, mom?!” LOL
Such great tips, for kids or adults! Reading labels amazes me, there is sugar in EVERYTHING and I have such a sweet tooth! Luckily I’ve cut all the sugar out of my coffee atleast as well as all other beverages….a step in the edge direction!
Love the idea of cutting out half of the sugar in a recipe!
Great ideas …………ty
I have four children that love sugar so I needed to read this. Great ideas, so I can cut down on their sugar intake…. thank you so much for neat suggestions
This is great! My kids have so much energy and I’m always looking for ways to cut sugar out of their diets without causing huge fights. I love this post!
Such good info! I am going to have to try these with my toddler!
This are super awesome tips, when I learned how to read labels I started making more conscious choices
let kids decide on their own is such a smart choice, they’ll feel like they ar ein control, great tips
I still get backlash from family for diluting my 6 and 4-year-olds juice and because I won’t let them drink pop. The bright side is my children LOVES drinking water and will choose it first over anything. I also monitor their sweets intake which people don’t like either “let them eat candy, they’re kids!” Their 6-year-old molars with thank me. Great blog!
Great tips! Love that you don’t cut sugar completely. Sugar still has a place and time but you just need to be responsible about it and teach your kids how to also. The drinks are hard for us- I try to just not buy anything and force everyone to drink water but its still hard.
I loved this tips. I am always trying to find sugar free snacks.
I love this. One of my daughters would live off of sugar if she could. I like the idea of baking more nutritious treats. She loves to make stuff!
I love all your ideas for cutting sugar from our kids’ diets, especially teaching them to read labels. That is an important skill that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives, and not only become aware of sugar but other ingredients in foods.
These are great tips! Cutting out sugary drinks is so worth it and something you can stick with because, over time, your taste buds adjust.
These are great tips, even for adults! You have to be so careful with your sugar intake, that stuff is everywhere! Pretty alarming to be honest…
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