Londoners lead pledge to go fizz-free for February

Following the success of Southwark Council's fizz-free February the SUGAR SMART campaign is helping people throughout the UK to swap fizzy drinks for sugar-free options.

Southwark Council

Southwark Council

Published: 5 Feb 2019

Londoners are being encouraged to signup to the pledge to give up fizzy drinks for 28 days and tweet us using #gofizzfree. For more tips on how to make smart swaps, download the free Change4Life App

To motivate you, here are four great reasons to go Fizz Free:

  1. Save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day, for a year
  2. Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone of weight gain per year
  3. Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among five to nine year olds in the UK
  4. If everyone in England halves the maximum intake of sugar, in five years we could save the NHS £500m every year

Fizz-free February was launched by Southwark Council  in 2018 and is one of 13 London Councils who back SUGAR SMART including Islington, who have brought Arsenal Football Club on board as the first Premier League club to join in too. SUGAR SMART is supporting Southwark to take Fizz-free February throughout the UK, calling on local authorities, organisations, schools, individuals and families to take part.

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