Fizz Free February 2022

Fizz Free February

Shake things up and go fizz free this February!

Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18. Currently, young people in England consume almost 3 times the recommended amount of sugar, and fizzy drinks alone provide an average of 29% of daily sugar intake according to Sugar Smart.

Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among 5-9-year olds in the UK, with as many as 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay. That's 500 each week!

Cutting out fizzy drinks and replacing them with water or milk is an easy way to reduce sugar intake and in turn, the risk of long-term health problems.

Please see below a certificate that can be used to encourage children to go fizz free throughout February.

By committing to going fizz free for the entire month of February, it will make it easier to cut down on fizzy drinks for the rest of the year.

Download the NHS Food Scanner app for ideas and inspiration.

Remember, fruit juices, sparkling and fizzy drinks are good for an occasional treat!