Do you serve or sell food?
Voluntary and community sector groups deliver a variety of services and many serve or promote food.
Whether you run cooking clubs, sell food and drinks at events or simply serve tea and biscuits at your meetings, your group can act now to raise awareness of sugar.
SUGAR SMART ACTIONS
Get children to make viral content such as videos or interviews to share on social media channels.
Get your colleagues to take part in a cooking course and promote low or sugar-free recipes.
Take part in Fizz Free February and recruit people to go fizz free for the entire month.
Run a quiz with surprising facts about sugar in everyday food and drink.
Increase the price difference between sugary drinks and healthier alternatives
Install water points and promote drinking water as the number one drink.
Stop selling drinks high in sugar and promote water and no-added sugar drinks instead.
Run a SUGAR SMART assembly or session for children using our video and information resources.
Use low sugar recipes to do cookery demonstrations and help children and adults make better choices for their meals.
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.