A SLICE OF MY LIFE
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