Limit 'Sometimes' Foods

Limiting 'Sometimes' Foods is about helping children enjoy more 'everyday' foods and less 'sometimes' foods.


What are 'sometimes' foods and drinks?

‘Sometimes’ foods and drinks include chocolate, confectionary, sweet drinks, crisps, chips, fried foods and some cakes, biscuits and pastry items that are high in fat, sugar or salt.

Information and Ideas

Children aged 0-5 years:


Children aged 5-12 years:


Children of all ages:


Food label reading tools

  • Food labels
  • Foodswitch - a smartphone app that can be downloaded free from Android Google Play or Apple App Store.*

* Find out about this very useful tool to identify 'sometimes' foods quickly while you are shopping. Sometimes foods are those high in salt, sugar and saturated fats. The tool uses colour coding to identify healthy options. FoodSwitch is a smartphone application launched by the Food Policy group at the George Institute for Global Health, Australia. It has been launched in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.


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