Sports clubs, leisure and parks

Be a beacon of good practice

Sports and leisure centres, including parks, can help people make the link between diet and physical activity in order to maintain a healthy weight. Yet, too many sugary drinks and snacks can still be found in sports clubs, gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres around the country.

You can take action and ensure your venue supports people in making the right food and drink choices.

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.

Get kids creative

Get children to make viral content such as videos or interviews to share on social media channels.

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 adverts for sugar

Remove ads and make it policy not to advertise or promote any food and drink high in sugar.

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.