Workplaces

Could your workplace be more SUGAR SMART?

Join the Sugar Smart campaign by pledging to take 3 small actions that make a big difference such as:

 

Staff Canteen

  • Install water points and promote drinking water as the number one drink.
  • Drinks with more than 5g sugar per 100ml represent less than 50% of the soft drinks range.
  • Stop selling drinks high in sugar and promote water and no-added sugar drinks instead.
  • Pre-packed ready-to-eat confectionary, sugary snacks and dessert items (such as cakes) intended for individual consumption are no more than 250kcal or 27g sugar per packet and provide smaller sizes if available.
  • Ban price promotions on sugary drinks and snacks such as discounts, multi-buys, free items or meal deals.
  • Ensure there are no sugary drinks and snacks for sale at checkout areas to discourage impulse buying.
  • Introduce a Traffic light system on drinks menus/shelves.
  • Remove ads and make it policy not to advertise or promote any food and drink high in sugar.
  • Get accredited by an external organisation to ensure the food and drink you serve is healthy e.g. Healthier Catering Commitment.

 

Around the office

  • Remove high sugar items from vending machines and ensure a minimum of 40% foods and drinks are healthy options.
  • Install water points and promote drinking water as the number one drink.
  • Get your staff trained to deliver cooking courses and promote low or sugar-free recipes.
  • Set a challenge, such as giving up sugary drinks for a whole week.

 

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