SUGAR SMART Webinar: sugar reduction in schools and school meals

7th February 2019

Our latest webinar explored working with schools and school caterers to reduce sugar consumption in schools, from school meals to birthdays, special occasions and packed lunches. One in three children leave primary school overweight or obese, so this is a crucial period to support them to develop healthier eating habits that will serve them for the rest of their lives. This webinar shared brilliant examples from SUGAR SMART schools improving their school food culture to do just that.

SUGAR SMART Islington shared their sugar reduction pilot project with their school caterer, which led to a 50% reduction in sugar in their school meals.

SUGAR SMART Bath & North East Somerset showcased their work with local schools to tackle the prevalence of sugar beyond school meals - at holidays and special occasions, fundraisers and rewards structures.

If you haven't already, please register to Go SUGAR SMART on our website to access resources, advice and support: https://www.sugarsmartuk.org/get_involved/#act

Presentations

Introduction to SFC and update on the Sugar Smart campaign - Vera Zakharov & Fran Bernhardt

Supporting schools to GO SUGAR SMART - Claire Davies, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Transforming school menus and beyond - Marjon Willers, Healthy Schools Islington

Q&A

Q&A with answers from presenters

Recording

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Contacts

Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
lballin@soilassociation.org

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association
www.soilassociation.org


Food Matters
www.foodmatters.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk