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.

Children today are the first predicted to live shorter lives than their parents, due to poor diet and inactivity.

In Bristol, over one third of 11 year old children are above a healthy weight.  A quarter of 5 year olds have tooth decay and this rises to 40% by the age of 12.

To tackle these problems, we’re helping Bristol to become Sugar Smart, so we can spot hidden sugars in food and drink, and make good choices about what we eat.

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.

Cutting down on sugar can help us all feel better, have more energy and look after our health.

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.