Support good food choices
As with restaurants, retail defines the food choices of residents and workers in your area. Popular retailers next to schools and in public places can make a huge difference in the daily choices of local people.
So get your shop to act now to reduce sugary drinks and foods and join the Sugar Smart movement in your local area.
SUGAR SMART ACTIONS
Ban price promotions on sugary drinks and snacks such as discounts, multi-buys, free items or meal deals.
Ensure there are no sugary drinks and snacks for sale at checkout areas to discourage impulse buying.
Get accredited by an external organisation to ensure the food and drink you serve is healthy for people and planet.
Increase the price difference between sugary drinks and healthier alternatives
Install water points and promote drinking water as the number one drink.
Remove ads and make it policy not to advertise or promote any food and drink high in sugar.
Stop selling drinks high in sugar and promote water and no-added sugar drinks instead.
Set a sugar reduction challenge, such as giving up sugary drinks for a whole week.
Get your organisation to sign up to schemes such as the Workplace Wellbeing Charter or London's Healthy Workplace Charter.
Spread the word in your community on the dangers of too much sugar by organising events or stunts.
Replace sugary items with healthier options and display signage about sugar content in everyday food and drink.