Raise awareness of the dangers of sugar
Companies and businesses have a significant influence the choices we make. Whether you run a staff canteen, employ contract caterers or have shared kitchen spaces in your office, you have a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sugar.
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.
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.
Remove sugary items from vending machines and display information about the amount of sugar in everyday food and drink.
Increase the price difference between sugary drinks and healthier alternatives
Introduce a 10p levy (or higher) on sugary drinks and sign up to the Children’s Health Fund.
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.
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.