Fizz Free February
Make your home a fizz free zone and #gofizzfree this February
The Fizz Free February campaign aims to encourage all our residents, and especially children, to give up fizzy drinks for 28 days.
Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks and 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.
Did you know?
- You can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year - GULP (based on £1.20 per bottle at 365 days)
- Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per year - GULP
- 79% of fizzy drinks contain 6 or more teaspoons of sugar per can (330ml) - Action on Sugar
- Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among five to nine year olds in the UK, with 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay – in other words, 500 each week - Acion on Sugar
To join in with Fizz Free February, just pledge to give up fizzy drinks for 28-days and tweet us using #gofizzfree. You can also take part by filling out a short survey telling us about your fizzy drink habits.
Cllr Maisie Anderson, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Social Regeneration said:
“This month we are proud to be launching Fizz Free February and I hope that all residents will take up the challenge to swap their fizzy drink for something less sugary and calorific. I especially want to appeal to parents and carers to encourage their children to go fizz free as sugar can have very serious, but very preventable effects, on the health of young people. A healthy lifestyle is about more than just kicking your taste for fizzy, high sugar drinks, but it’s a good place to start.”
Go on, pledge your support to #gofizzfree
Page last updated: 05 February 2018