Sugar Smart is a campaign by food charity Sustain and Jamie Oliver working with councils, businesses, institutions and other sectors to help reduce overconsumption of sugar in their local areas.
Sugar Smart is working to raise public awareness of the impacts of consuming too much sugar, and supporting a cross-sector effort to improve local food environments, ensuring that the healthy choice is the easy choice.
We want to raise awareness of impact of added sugar in food and drinks and encourage school children to choose low sugar food and drinks.
Did you know that every 10 minutes, a child in England has a rotten tooth removed?
Tooth decay is preventable but remains the most common reason for children aged 5-9 years old being admitted to hospital. That’s why we’ve created our first set of teaching resources on dental care for KS1 and KS2.
Teach your pupils the benefits of keeping their teeth healthy using our new presentations of Tilly the Tooth, a mighty molar who becomes unwell from having too many sweets and sugary drinks. Pupils can also see the effects of tooth decay with our simple science experiment!
Our new dental lesson plans are the first in a series of Change4Life school resources to help your pupils and their families learn about healthier eating habits. Keep an eye out for new resources launching in January.
NHS guidelines state that the maximum consumption of sugar a day should be limited to:
Too much sugar is bad for our health – added sugars should not make up more than 5% of our daily energy intake from food and drinks. Amongst children one of the largest contributors to obesity and dental decay is sugary soft drinks.
Resources you can use in school:
If you have any queries please contact Monica Hill