Here at St Raphael’s Dental Practice in Upholland, Skelmersdale, as dentists we care about our community and when we heard about how Skelmersdale Food Initiative was running 12-week sessions to help the local community to make the right choices, we knew we had to be a part of this movement. The 12-week initiative can be found here http://www.scfi.org.uk/ and is supported by Active West Lancs who are also striving to improve the lifestyles of the local people.
The 12-week initiative
The 12-week initiative can be found here http://www.scfi.org.uk/ and is supported by Active West Lancs who are also striving to improve the lifestyles of the local people.
As dental professionals, we possess knowledge from extensive research on how sugar can not only have an effect on your teeth, but also your health. Sugar has addictive capabilities which are similar to that of Cocaine! This is a shocking fact.
Refined sugar is placed in quite a lot of your daily food intake. It is hidden so well in food, even your
spaghetti bolognese sauce contains refined sugar! Recently the government has made it a requirement for
Recently the government has made it a requirement for food manufacturers to highlight by a colour coding system the amount of food the product contains and how much of your daily requirement it meets. Some researchers say this information is not accurate either.
Educating the Community
Our lovely dentist, Sarah, went to one of the Skelmersdale Food Initiatives to help educate the group members on how sugar affects your overall health, how sugar affects your teeth and which foods that claim to be healthy actually contains tonnes of sugar.