As parents of small children, we are constantly surrounded by advertisements, shops, cafes, magazines, social media and television programmes all pushing sugar on us. Even schools offer sugary puddings most days to children as young as 4 years old.
Some claim that sugar is as addictive, and dangerous, as cocaine, yet it is in virtually every packaged food stuff that we give to our children (even mayonnaise for goodness sake).
The Sugar Smart campaign aims to help cities such as Exeter raise awareness of the problems caused by sugar and reduce consumption across all age groups. It’s backed by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Sustain and wants businesses to commit to motivating a real change in Exeter.
The Exeter campaign launches on 23rd January at the Coaver Club Conference Hall, in County Hall and will include talks by Devon Norse, who bill themselves as the “leading catering supplier to primary, secondary and academy schools in Devon”.
You can come along to this free event and find out more about the work of OneSmallStep – Devon’s new healthy lifestyle service and Exeter Food Network – a forum that brings together organisations in and around Exeter concerned with food.
Register online here.