Sales of sugary drinks at University of Brighton down by 16 per cent
The university is the first in the country to introduce a levy on the price of sugary drinks. The money raised will fund food education for students.
The university is the first in the country to run a sugar campaign, as part of the Brighton and Hove Sugar Smart City initiative in partnership with the City Council and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Since the introduction of the 10p levy on the price of sugary drinks in September 2016, sales are down 16 per cent (October 2016 sales compared to October 2015). The money raised is being used to fund food education schemes for the university’s students.
The university is also planning to raise awareness of sugar consumption through cooking lessons, education and nutrition information in the academic year 2016/17.