Lesson: Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn

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Uncover the pitfalls of sugary baby food in our English lesson. Health experts issue warnings, guiding intermediate learners through this critical topic. Explore transitions that seamlessly connect ideas, enhancing comprehension and language skills. Join us for a concise yet impactful session on the article “Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn.

 

AFP 2022

Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn

Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn

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What is the article about?

Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn 

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Baby food can contain more sugar than Coca-Cola, up to two thirds of the adult daily allowance, child health experts have warned. Britain's Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said it was a " national disgrace" that the U.K. government did not regulate the nutritional standard of infant food.

Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH president, warned that expensive upmarket brands, labelled ' organic' or 'nutritionally approved' were often the worst, and said a mashed-up banana was healthier than many products.

The RCPCH said one in three British children is overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. The organisation added that expecting industry to regulate itself was not enough, and argued the onus should not be on parents to navigate the market alone. "In an ideal world, parents would be cooking at home, but of course that isn't possible for a lot of families around the country," says Dr Kingdon. "Nutritional education, alongside government leadership and regulations, are desperately needed."

 

Vocabulary

upmarket - luxurious

the onus - the responsibility

mashed up - crush food or another substance into a soft mass.

infant food - food for a baby

desperately - in a way that shows despair.

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How much sugar can be in baby food?

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What are the RCPCH most upset about.

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What is Not recommended by RCPCH.

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Fill in the gaps: allowance, up market, navigate, mashed up, nutritional, obese, regulate

Baby Food Is Too Sugary, Health Experts Warn 

Baby food can contain more sugar than Coca-Cola, up to two thirds of the adult daily , child health experts have warned. Britain's Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said it was a " national disgrace" that the U.K. government did not regulate the standard of infant food.

Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH president, warned that expensive brands, labelled ' organic' or 'nutritionally approved' were often the worst, and said a banana was healthier than many products. The RCPCH said one in three British children is overweight or by the time they leave primary school.

The organisation added that expecting industry to itself was not enough, and argued the onus should not be on parents to the market alone. "In an ideal world, parents would be cooking at home, but of course that isn't possible for a lot of families around the country," says Dr Kingdon. "Nutritional education, alongside government leadership and regulations, are desperately needed."

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