Are you ready for Fizz Free February?
Public Health are promoting the Fizz Free February campaign. Through this campaign, Harrow aims to raise awareness of the health implications of drinking fizzy drinks which often contain high amounts of sugar. Latest data Public Health England on the nation’s diet shows that sugar now makes up 13.5% of 4 to 10 year-olds and 14.1% of teenagers daily calorie intake respectively, while the official recommendation is to limit sugar to no more than 5%.
Are you ready?
Fizz Free February is coming to Harrow for the first time, will you be making the pledge to #gofizzfree?
Friday 1 February marks the start of Fizz Free February meaning it’s time to ditch sugary drinks for 28 days.
Launched by Southwark Council in 2018, Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks. By going fizz free for all of February, it can help you on your way to drinking less sugary drinks for the rest of the year too.
To join in, just pledge to give up fizzy drinks for 28-days.
The hard truth about soft drinks:
You can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year
Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per year
Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among 5-9 year olds in the UK, with 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay – in other words, 500 each week. Harrow has the worst tooth decay in London with 39.6%having decay or missing teeth and is the leading cause of non emergency A&E admissions.