Sugar Smart

Sugar Smart logoOn average people consume too much sugar and this is increasing levels of tooth decay, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Sugar Smart is a joint initiative from the council, Food Partnership and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation that looks at what we can all do at home, in schools and in shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways to tackle this issue.

Get Sugar Smart

Visit the following pages for advice and support to take action on sugar.

Join in!

Share your summer recipes on social media using the hashtag #sugarsmartcity and we'll publish the best right here!

Survey - your views and feedback

The first stage of Sugar Smart was a city-wide debate to find out whether residents think we should take action on sugar, and where we should focus our efforts. Find out the results of our survey and get the full report.

Why sugar?

One in four children in Brighton & Hove are already overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, and sugar plays a role in this because we are consuming up to three times the amount we should be. Too much sugar is also linked with a higher risk of tooth decay and sugary drinks have been linked to a greater risk of type 2 diabetes.

Download the Sugar Swaps leaflet (PDF 199KB) for more information about the new government advice, top swap tips and more.