SUGAR SMART Barnet
Fizz Free February
As part of SUGAR SMART Barnet, we are getting involved in Fizz Free February. A campaign about pledging to give up all fizzy drinks for 29 days.
Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children and cutting them out is an easy way to reduce your sugar intake. Pledging to go Fizz Free for the month of February will make cutting down for the rest of the year easier. As the shortest month of the year February is a good time to set yourself a simple challenge.
First launched by Southwark Council in 2018, this campaign is for both adults and children. Cutting out all fizzy drinks for February will help you to save money, reduce your sugar intake, lose weight and keep your teeth.
Make the pledge to take part in Fizz Free Feb and let us know using #gofizzfree and #fizzfreebarnet
Organisations can pledge to Go Fizz Free on the SUGAR SMART website
Resources for Fizz Free February
Resources for schools
SUGAR SMART Barnet is a local campaign about supporting workplaces, businesses and organisations such as school or charities to reduce sugar consumption. This is aligned with our Local Government Declaration on Healthier Food and Sugar Reduction.
Everyone can be involved in this campaign, not just organisations. We will launch our campaign formally in January 2020 but participants can sign up now.
Your organisation can make various SUGAR SMART pledges, for example, you could pledge to:
- Actively promote free drinking water
- Provide information on healthy food
- Run promotions on healthier food and drink options
Working with Sustain, which runs SUGAR SMART, we aim to raise awareness of the health benefits of reducing your sugar intake. Sugar consumption has a major effect on our health especially in children. In Barnet one in five children started primary school overweight or obese in 2017/18. For the same year that figure was one in three for Year 6 pupils.
See the leaflet below for more information
You can support the campaign on the Sugar Smart website where you can subscribe to the newsletter or volunteer:
Local businesses and organisations can join our campaign as participants and take pledges to be SUGAR SMART.