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Children Should Only Get One Medium Easter Egg

Health experts are warning that children should only be eating one medium sized Easter egg over the...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:53 AM - 18 Apr 2019



Children Should Only Get One M...

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Children Should Only Get One Medium Easter Egg

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:53 AM - 18 Apr 2019



Health experts are warning that children should only be eating one medium sized Easter egg over the whole weekend.

Irish kids will eat as many as 5 million chocolate eggs over the long weekend, with the average child expected to get four eggs.

But one chocolate egg contains 23 teaspoons of sugar, almost four times a child's recommended daily intake.

Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail, Safefood Ireland's chief nutritionist Joana da Silva says parents should tell relatives to buy other gifts instead of chocolate.

A report last week found that Irish shoppers had already forked out 15 million euro on Easter Eggs.

 



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