Support our Sugar Smart campaign

Support our Sugar Smart campaign

We’re campaigning to reduce sugar intake in the borough. Find out why and sign up to support us.

Why we need your help

We consume too much sugar. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay are increasing. In Lewisham:

  • two in five children are obese or overweight when they start secondary school
  • 60% of adults are overweight or obese.

What we are doing

The Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign is trying to make a difference by reducing the availability and promotion of sugary products in the borough. We want you to help us make a difference.

How you can help

There are two ways you can support the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign.

Help us change the law

We plan to lobby the Government to change laws around sugar advertising and promotion. We want to see:

  • TV adverts for high-sugar products aimed at children banned before 9pm
  • fewer 2-for-1 and other price promotions on high-sugar products in shops, restaurants, cafés and takeaways.

When we lobby government, we want to say 5,000 residents support us. Sign up to say you support us.

Ask your local businesses to help

  • Lots of businesses in the borough are becoming Sugar Smart. This means they are offering healthier alternatives to sugary products.
  • You can sign up to lobby organisations like your local shop, café or childminder to become Sugar Smart.
  • If you sign up, we will email you a leaflet and a letter template that you can give to your local businesses. 

Add your name to the list of supporters