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For residents: support our Sugar Smart campaign

We’re campaigning to reduce sugar intake in the borough. Find out why and sign up to support us.

We’re campaigning to reduce sugar intake in the borough. Find out why and sign up to support us.

Why we need your help

We consume too much sugar. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay are increasing. In Lewisham:

  • two in five children are obese or overweight when they start secondary school

  • 60% of adults are overweight or obese.

What we are doing

The Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign is trying to make a difference by reducing the availability and promotion of sugary products in the borough. We want you to help us make a difference.

How you can help

 Ask your local businesses to help

  • Lots of businesses in the borough are becoming Sugar Smart. This means they are offering healthier alternatives to sugary products.

  • You can sign up to lobby organisations like your local shop, café or childminder to become Sugar Smart.

  • If you sign up, we will email you a letter template that you can give to your local businesses. 

Add your name to the list of supporters