High sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay (the biggest cause of hospital admission for 5-9 year olds) and causes obesity. Haringey children eat three times the recommended maximum for sugars and more than one in three children in Haringey are overweight or obese.
Obesity on average shortens someone’s life by nine years. Haringey needs your help to create a healthier food environment and so improve the health of the people who live, work and visit here.
SUGAR SMART HARINGEY aims to make it easier for residents of all ages to reduce their sugar consumption and drink more water. Small changes can really shift the unhealthy food environments around us and help to create an environment for our local community where the healthier choice is the easier and more affordable choice.