Workplaces

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

Ban price promotions on sugary drinks and snacks such as discounts, multi-buys, free items or meal deals.

Establish sugar-free checkouts

Ensure there are no sugary drinks and snacks for sale at checkout areas to discourage impulse buying.

Get accredited

Get accredited by an external organisation to ensure the food and drink you serve is healthy for people and planet.

Give staff cooking lessons

Get your colleagues to take part in a cooking course and promote low or sugar-free recipes.

Have a SUGAR SMART quiz

Run a quiz with surprising facts about sugar in everyday food and drink.

Improve vending options

Remove sugary items from vending machines and display information about the amount of sugar in everyday food and drink.

Increase the price of sugary drinks

Increase the price difference between sugary drinks and healthier alternatives

Introduce a sugar levy

Introduce a 10p levy (or higher) on sugary drinks and sign up to the Children’s Health Fund.

Promote water

Install water points and promote drinking water as the number one drink.

Remove sugary drinks

Stop selling drinks high in sugar and promote water and no-added sugar drinks instead.

Set SUGAR SMART challenges

Set a sugar reduction challenge, such as giving up sugary drinks for a whole week.

Sign up to healthy workplace schemes

Get your organisation to sign up to schemes such as the Workplace Wellbeing Charter or London's Healthy Workplace Charter.

Spread the word

Spread the word in your community on the dangers of too much sugar by organising events or stunts.

Stock healthier food and drink

Replace sugary items with healthier options and display signage about sugar content in everyday food and drink.