A SLICE OF MY LIFE

The Jewish Chronicle - - FOOD -

LAST week Jewish pri­mary schools asked par­ents to send in foods for mishloach manot. Each child was to bring in two small food items and a car­ton of drink.

You can’t open a news­pa­per with­out read­ing about child­hood obe­sity. Gov­ern­ment rec­om­men­da­tions are that chil­dren should eat no more than 24g of sugar a day — ap­prox­i­mately five tea­spoons. I chal­lenge any­one to find a car­ton of juice or soft drink which has less than 20g of sug­ars in it.

Call me the Purim grinch, but I was fu­ri­ous. I know it’s a one-off, and there should be the odd treat, like the cakes above, but the more we train them to en­joy sugar, the

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