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.
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