Sugar Smart Bristol 

Why sugar?

Many of us are consuming too much sugar, and this is increasing levels of tooth decay, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

We've teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and are working in partnership across the city to look at what we can all do at home, in schools, in work and in shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways.

The story so far

A new infographic, showcased in the Mayor’s annual speech, shows how far the Sugar Smart work has spread since the campaign was launched in January and highlights the wide range of partners involved.

Support from the Bristol Sports Foundation, both hospital trusts, both universities, Lloyds Bank, Bristol Water, the city’s schools and many others has helped make a difference in the first year.

The survey results will be used to shape the next phase of activity, with increased focus on engaging men in the campaign.

Thank you to those who took part in the survey.

We are busy looking at over 1000 responses and will be posting the results here soon.

What you can do

Sugar tips for you and your family


What your school can do

Information to promote cooking, growing and healthy eating

What your workplace can do

Resources and ideas


Other organisations involved in Sugar Smart

See who has already signed up to be Sugar Smart.

What your food business can do

Sugar Smart and Bristol Eating Better Award for food businesses


Find out how to spot hidden sugars and how to avoid the worst offenders in our SugarSmart booklet and SugarSmart poster (pdf, 97k) (opens new window) .

Download the free Change4Life Food Smart app to find out how much sugar is in the food and drink your family consume every day.

You can also sign up for lots of free support, tips, ideas and recipes.

You can find further resources on the Health Promotion Resource and Information Service.

Rethinking junk food sponsorship in football

Major football associations, leagues and one in four Premier League clubs have partnerships with junk food companies.

This sends the wrong message to young fans, especially at a time when obesity and tooth decay among children are at an all-time high.

As the highest participation team sport in the country, football should set an example for healthy and active lifestyles and not undermine this with junk food sponsorships.

Join Sugar Smart and Healthy Stadia in asking major football associations, leagues and football clubs to re-think their commercial partnerships with junk food companies and protect children against the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks.

Help us get this message to football by signing the Sustain open letter

Give unhealthy food sponsorship the #SugarRedCard

This applies to other sporting clubs too, be proactive in helping them to choose healthier partners.  You can tweet or facebook these infographics to help spread the message.