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First ever drinking fountain toolkit launched

Sustain and City to Sea have launched the Drinking Water Fountain ‘How To Guide’, which is the first comprehensive guidance of its kind specifically for the UK. 

SUGAR SMART Haringey Campaign launches

SUGAR SMART Haringey launched on the 1 April at the Haringey Council Civic Centre with a broad representation from community groups, healthcare professionals, schools and council representatives from across Haringey. The campaign will focus on reducing residents of all ages to reduce their sugar consumption and drink more water by tackling 3 areas: sugary drinks, sugary food/snacks, and sugar awareness/advertising.

Take part in National Smile Month 2019: 13 May – 13 June

This National Smile month will see thousands of individuals and organisations participating to spread the word about key actions they can take to maintain a healthy mouth.

SUGAR SMART Merton Campaign launches to tackle diabetes rates

SUGAR SMART Merton launched on 4 April at the Merton Arts Space Centre in Mitcham Library with a wide array of community groups, patients, healthcare professionals and council representatives from across Merton uniting to tackle the effects of sugar overconsumption.

New report recommends greater powers for local authorities to restrict junk food adverts.

A new report from Sustain and Food Active working with over 30 local areas around the UK has uncovered the limited powers that local authorities have to restrict advertising of products high in fat, salt and/or sugar, despite the fact that many are located in areas with high rates of child obesity

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Rochdale Children's Centre becomes 1000th setting to go SUGAR SMART

Langley Children’s Centre has become the 1000th organisation in the country to go SUGAR SMART. The children’s centre, based in the Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester is one of a growing number of settings focussing on tackling sugar overconsumption among children.

Public Health England launches new Change For Life campaign focusing on sugar reduction

The Government agency has launched a new campaign to encourage families to ‘make a swap when you next shop’ to help them cut back on sugar. Read Sustain’s response.

SUGAR SMART Newcastle Campaign aims to improve city's oral health and access to free water

SUGAR SMART Newcastle launched on Wednesday 14 November at the Beacon Centre, with an impressive partnership of settings, businesses and groups from across the city joining up to tackle the impacts of sugar overconsumption on their local communities.

UK loses the taste for the Coke truck

Coke truck tour 37% shorter than last year as local opposition grows, with evidence emerging that local authorities are refusing Coke permission to park on their land. Over 80 groups and local authorities, and campaigners including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sign letter calling for Coca-Cola to stop giving out free sugary drinks, with the truck targetting areas with some of the worst dietary health problems. ASDA and Tesco now under pressure to stop hosting the truck. 

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