I’VE just received my third reminder to see my GP for a health check, to look at my blood pressure and blood sugar levels – things that could put me at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.
IS THIS the beginning of the end for Friday sweets to reward the top table in the classroom? Should we even be connecting doing well in school with sweet food rewards? Does any child in 2019 need a sugary desert after their school dinners? We have sleepwalked into accepting birthday cake celebrations, vending machines and tuck shops in our schools as a normality.