Christmas is of course a day renowned for indulgence – mince pies and bowls full of chocolates litter every surface, plates are piled high with roasted turkey, stuffing, bacon and goose fat potatoes, and various leftovers are in constant circulation long after everyone’s full.
According to Child Alert, children consume on average over 73% more calories on Christmas day than they should on an average day.
According to previous research, the average child’s Christmas Dinner amounts to belt-loosening 900 calories and will include:
- 1.5 slices of either turkey, ham or game (50 cal)
- 2.3 roasted potatoes (150 cal)
- 0.4 tablespoons worth of stuffing (170 cal)
- 2 carrots (15 cal)
- 1 Yorkshire pudding (50 cal)
- 23ml of gravy (30...