Medway is gearing up for the launch in June of a 12-month drive to make Medway sugar smart as part of the national campaign, launched by Jamie Oliver.



The national campaign encourages local authorities, organisations, workplaces, and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all eat and drink.

Currently, the Medway public health team is working with local people to find out their views on sugar and how much they consume. This kicked off at a public health event at Medway Park on Sunday 15 April which saw 546 residents attend a fun day, run by the ‘Tri for You’ programme.

There was a stand with information on how to look for products with high sugar, and ideas for recipes which are low in sugar.

In coming weeks, a survey will ask Medway people questions to provide a baseline so the success of the campaign can be measured.

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