Pupils go SUGAR SMART at Glasgow launch
SUGAR SMART Glasgow launched its citywide campaign at Chirnsyde Primary School, bringing together schools, organisations, football players and the local MSP to unveil sugar reduction work across the city.
To celebrate the launch of the SUGAR SMART Glasgow campaign, primary 4 and 5 pupils from Chirnsyde Primary School unveiled their sugar reduction activites, which included a video made by the children and their efforts to give up fizzy drinks for two weeks to boost their energy and increase their concentration.
The event was organised by the North Glasfgow Community Food Initiative, who are leading the SUGAR SMART Glasgow campaign. Glasgow Food Policy Partnership and players from the Patrick Thistle Football Club took part in the event, as well as Bob Doris, MSP for Maryhill and Springburn, who said:
There needs to be a greater awareness of the quantity of sugar that many of us consume each week as part of our diet. That is the first step in making informed choices for us all to be healthier in what we eat and drink each day.
The Sugar Smart campaign is an excellent initiative encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to do just that. I am delighted to support this campaign and I welcome the approach being taken by the North Glasgow Community Food Initiative.
The SUGAR SMART Glasgow campaign is focusing on reaching children, families and communities in more deprived areas of the city, where the proportion of individuals above a healthy weight is higher than the Scottish average. NGCFI will be running public engagement events and 12 sugar reduction workshops in schools and community settings.