London Borough of Greenwich goes Sugar Smart
The launch took place on 17 January at Charlton Athletic Football Club with several local businesses and organisations pledging to take action on sugar.
18 local organisations have already pledged to help people eat and drink less sugar, including Charlton Athletic Football Club and Community Trust, Wincanton Logistics, four primary schools, local caterer GSPlus and Charlton Park Rugby Club – the first rugby club in the country to do so.
Greenwich is the second borough in London to go Sugar Smart, following Lewisham who launched their Sugar Smart campaign in October 2016. In Greenwich, over 40% of Year 6 children are overweight. The campaign seeks to change this and create environments that allow people to make healthier, lower sugar choices.
Sugar Smart Greenwich is led by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Good Food In Greenwich, with the support of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Sustain. The campaign works with local organisations, businesses, schools, children’s centers and hospitals to identify actions to reduce sugar in the borough.