SUGAR SMART Barnet
SUGAR SMART Barnet is a local campaign about supporting workplaces, businesses and organisations such as early year settings, schools or charities to reduce sugar consumption. This is aligned with our Local Government Declaration on Healthier Food and Sugar Reduction
Everyone can be involved in this campaign, not just organisations. You can sign up now.
Your organisation can make various SUGAR SMART pledges, for example, you could pledge to:
- actively promote free drinking water
- provide information on healthy food
- run promotions on healthier food and drink options
Working with Sustain, which runs SUGAR SMART, we aim to raise awareness of the health benefits of reducing your sugar intake. Sugar consumption has a major effect on our health especially in children.
In Barnet 1 in 5 children started primary school overweight or obese in 2017/18. For the same year that figure was 1 in 3 for Year 6 pupils.
You can support the campaign on the Sugar Smart website where you can subscribe to the newsletter or volunteer:
Local businesses and organisations can join our campaign as participants and take pledges to be SUGAR SMART.
Early year setting and schools resources
If you are an early year setting or school you may find the following resources useful to you:
National Smile Month between 16 May and 16 June 2022, is a time used to promote key oral health messages, which include cutting down how much and how often sugary food and drinks are consumed.
The early year's setting and school that completes the most Sugar Smart actions during National Smile Month, will be announced a winner and will win a bundle of prizes.
What's Sugar Smart action
This is an action that a setting and school commits to in support of reducing sugar consumption.
Examples include promoting water, removing sugary drinks, or hosting sugar awareness events/quizzes or a sugar smart assembly.
How to enter
If you have already signed up to the Sugar Smart campaign, all you need to do is log in to the online account that has been created for you, select Sugar Smart actions and record activity like you normally would.
Through the online system, we are able to monitor activity from all early year's settings and schools that have signed up.