With sugary foods and drinks so commonplace, cheap, and heavily promoted by the food industry, we consume much too much sugar than is good for us. Some people, particularly children and those on low incomes consume really excessive amounts, many times greater than the recommended intake of 7 teaspoons of sugar for adults and 5-6 teaspoons for children each day.
The Council and Hackney Food Partnership have joined forces to deliver a Sugar Smart campaign that aims to reduce the risk of ill health (obesity, Type II diabetes and tooth decay), by reducing excessive sugar consumption in the borough. This will involve working with schools, early years, workplaces, community groups, leisure centres, dentists and independent cafes and restaurants.
Sugar Smart survey - have your say
We want to know what you think we should be doing to help people better understand sugar and what can be done to reduce sugary food and drink being sold and consumed in Hackney.
Please share the survey with your colleagues, friends and family. The more people who complete the survey the better.
After completing the questionnaire, you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following prizes, which have been generously donated by some local enterprises:
- a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) for the pantomime at Hackney Empire
- a week's worth of free recipe kits for one family provided by Make Kits
- 2 tickets for Hackney Picture House
- a local organic veg box from Growing Communities
- free brunch for 2 people at E5 Bakehouse
- a Made in Hackney cook's apron
The survey closes Monday 30 October 2017.
About the Sugar Smart campaign
The Sugar Smart Hackney campaign is due launch in November, so please check this page for updates.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
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