Fizz Free February is coming to Rotherhithe for the first time, and we are challenging children to make a pledge to #gofizzfree. Friday 1 February marks the start of Fizz Free February meaning it is time to ditch sugary drinks for 28 days. Your child has been provided with a chart to record their progress!
Launched by Southwark Council in 2018, Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks. The latest Public Health data published on the nation’s diet shows that sugar now makes up 13.5% of 4 to 10-year-olds and 14.1% of teenager’s daily calorie intake respectively, while the official recommendation is to limit sugar to no more than 5%.
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 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.
Let’s tackle this together! Save your pocket money too! You can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year.