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Sugar levels in festive hot drinks slammed by campaigners

Some festive hot drinks sold in high street coffee chains have as much sugar as three cans of Coke, according to new research by Sustain's member Action on Sugar, renewing calls for milk-based sugary drinks to be added to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

SUGAR SMART Campaign Success Needs Long Term Buy-In

SUGAR SMART’s annual health check reveals local campaigns’ success is contingent upon long term support from across their council and senior stakeholders to embed the campaign into the local area.

Oxford Leisure centres get stuck into vending machines

Fusion Leisure and Oxford City Council have installed SUGAR SMART floor stickers in front of all vending machines in Oxford leisure centres.

Take part in Fizz Free February 2020

Pledge to go fizz free this February to help kick the sugary drinks habit. Whether you're keen to take part as an individual, or get others on board in your community, we have resources and support to get you on your way.

SUGAR SMART September gets to work

For the second year in a row, SUGAR SMART September ran a UK wide campaign with businesses, schools, organisations, families and individuals taking part to reduce their sugar consumption.

English cricket falls for KP Snacks junk food marketing spin

Cricket players will be dressed in kits promoting high fat, salt and sugary snacks including Butterkist, McCoys and Hula Hoops when they take to the crease in July 2020 for English Cricket's new game The Hundred. Children's Food Campaign responds.

Scots are drinking less sugary drinks

Consumption of sugary drinks has fallen by 20% between 2016 - 2018.

London's City Hall Leading the Way with Healthy Food, Inside and Out

As all great advocates know, you need to be the change you want to see, and the Mayor of London’s Health team is doing just that by not only extolling the virtues of health externally, but living those changes too.

Southwark commits to 50 drinking fountains

In a bid to prevent plastic pollution and increase access to healthier options, Southwark is committing to install 10 more drinking water fountains in the next three years. 

50 Fountains Challenge launched to help fight plastic pollution

City to Sea and Sustain are launching the 50 Fountains Challenge – calling on local areas to provide 50 working public drinking fountains to help prevent plastic pollution and tackle child obesity. The challenge is backed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melissa Hemsley and environmental & health groups including the British Dietetic Association and British Dental Association. 

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