As part of our Oral Health Community Challenge Project funded by the Scottish Government, we are challenging Edinburgh to give up sugary drinks and go 'Fizz Free' for the whole month of February.

This campaign was first launched by Southwark Council in 2018 and was picked up by SugarSmart in 2019.  It is gaining momentum this year and Edinburgh Community Food are excited to be at the forefront, bringing it to the attention of people in Edinburgh.  We will be posting on our social media platforms daily throughout February and asking participants at all our community projects to make a pledge to go Fizz Free.  We are also reaching out to all our partners to get involved in whatever way they can to encourage organisations, schools, individuals and families take part.  

"Scots are currently consuming 3 times more sugar than recommended"

Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18 in the UK. They provide an average of 29% of daily sugar intake with most containing 6 or more teaspoons of sugar per can.  Scots are currently consuming 3 times more sugar than recommended and this is contributing to 2/3 of adults suffering from overweight and obesity and 29% of children.

Ditching the fizz for 29 days is a great way to look after our teeth and improve our overall health.  Its also perfect to kick start a healthier diet containing less sugary drinks for the rest of the year.  So sign up today and pledge to going Fizz Free for February; just click on the link below...