From January, the New Cross Gate Trust will be going Sugar Smart.
Consuming too much food and drink that is high in sugar is causing high rates of tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Lewisham is currently working with local businesses, schools, children’s centres, hospitals and other organisations to promote healthier, lower-sugar alternatives.
The New Cross Gate Trust has joined this campaign by making the following pledges:
– From January, we will no longer be providing biscuits to our volunteers or adult learners when they attend courses. Instead we will aim to provide fruit and nuts, wherever possible. Tea, coffee and water will still be provided.
– We will be asking our users not to bring fizzy drinks on to the site. We do however have drinking fountains available, in addition to tea and coffee.
For more information on the sugar smart campaign, please visit: www.lewisham.gov.uk/sugarsmart
For more information and tips on on healthy eating, increasing activity levels, recipes and much more, visit Change4Life.
And if you need a reason to reduce your sugar intake: