- Make sure that children consume as little salt and salt-containing products as possible.
- When using salt, make sure it is iodized.
- You can use herbs such as dill, thyme, rosemary, basil, mint, bay leaves, thyme, and dried celery instead of salt to increase the flavor of the meals.
- Some foods are “hidden” sources of salt, such as bread, pastries, sauces, mayonnaise, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, and some desserts.Read the labels on food packages and choose those with the lowest sodium content.
- Avoid keeping salty snacks at home such as crackers, shrimp, and chips, often preferred by children and young people.
Added sugars (sugar and sweeteners)
- Ensure that children consume as little sugar, sweeteners, and products containing them as possible.
- Avoid exceptionally soft drinks, energy drinks, or fruit juices that contain added sugar.
- Products in this group can be consumed occasionally and in moderation.
- Do not use sweets as rewards.
- Do not add sugar to baby milk.
- Replace sugar with honey if possible.
- Teach children to brush their teeth every time they consume sugar and sugar-containing products. Candies and lollipops are particularly harmful to dental health because of their high sugar content and sticky texture.