In October 2016, Lewisham became the first borough in London to become Sugar Smart. Sugar Smart Lewisham is a joint campaign with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and the food charity Sustain, to tackle the issue of excess sugar consumption. Sugar Smart Lewisham works with local businesses, schools, children’s centres, hospitals and other organisations to promote healthier, lower-sugar alternatives and to limit less healthy choices.
 Please join us to hear about organisations’ success stories and the fantastic work being done to support the health and well-being of all those that live and work in Lewisham.
Date: Thursday 15th November 2018,
Time: 09:45-12:00pm
 
Venue: Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
To reserve your place please book via Eventbrite
Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sugar-smart-lewisham-celebration-tickets-51206484975
Consuming too much sugar is causing high rates of tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
In Lewisham:
2 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they leave primary school.
60% of adults are overweight or obese.
 
 
To date, over 105 local organisations have made pledges to Sugar Smart Lewisham. Together with the Mayor of Lewisham, we will be celebrating and recognising the achievements made by Lewisham based organisations which support the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign.