To help customers who are planning to make a ‘sugar swap’ this January for the Change4Life campaign, BAKERS of Bath based in Twerton will have a tasty low sugar granola bar on sale.
The Sugar Swaps Change4Life campaign is aimed at encouraging people to eat less of the foods that are high in sugar.
Louise Lees, Health Improvement Specialist with Sirona care & health, said: “The Sugar Swaps message is that you don’t have to completely stop all the things you love eating and drinking – just swap some things instead.”
Allan Baker, of BAKERS of Bath, said: “‘The Change4Life Campaign Sugar Swaps made us think about how we could make a lower sugar granola bar, but with the same great taste.
“We experimented with various recipes eventually settling on a bar which is made using local honey, with only a quarter of the added sugar of our regular granola bar. It proved to be the clear winner on the staff taste test.
“We hope our customers will come in and try it in January and beyond! We also serve a wide range of cakes and of course our hand crafted bread contain no added sugar too.
“At the same time we helped our staff find out more about healthy eating. This is part of our work to achieve The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national award to support businesses to keep their workforce happy and healthy at work.”
Louise said: “‘We are delighted that BAKERS of Bath are helping customers to swap to a lower sugar granola bar this January. Excess sugar can mean excess energy which in turn can lead to stored fat in the body and diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
“Every little we do to reduce the amount of sugar in our daily diets will help keep us healthy for longer.’
The Sugar Swaps campaign launched on 5th January 2015 and will run for 28 days.
Sign up to Change4Life online and choose a sugar swap to make for a month here: http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/healthy-eating.aspx
Mark Patterson, Health and Wellbeing Programme Leader for the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire PHE Centre said: “Reducing sugar intake is important for the health of our children both now and in the future.
“We are all eating too much sugar and the impact this has on our health is evident.
“This campaign is about taking small steps to address this. We know from past campaigns that making simple swaps works and makes a real difference.
“This year we wanted to be even more single minded in our approach, which is why we are focusing on sugar alone.
“The family challenge highlights that simple swaps could lead to big changes if sustained over time and we’d urge parents in Avon Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to try one more simple swap in January and beyond.”