Why we need a sugar declaration Click to get info
In Waltham Forest:
- 58.6% of adults in are estimated to be overweight or obese
- 40% of pupils aged 10-11 years are either overweight or obese (according to recent National Child Measurement Programme results)
In a recent Great Weight Debate survey, residents said that increasing access to healthier food would help to address the obesity issue we have.
We are committed to tackling and preventing obesity. We were one of the first boroughs to restrict fast food outlets near schools and youth centres. We have also worked to implement healthier vending machines in our leisure centres, and we’ve launched the Healthier Catering Commitment Award scheme for businesses in the borough.
How you can get involved Click to get info
By signing the Sugar Reduction and Healthier Foods Declaration we’ve taken a great next step in continuing to support the health and wellbeing of our residents. It demonstrates our commitment at taking further action to increase the availability of healthier food options and raise awareness of sugary foods and drinks.
But we can’t achieve this alone.
We’re asking residents, businesses and organisations to get involved. Together, we can raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and cutting down sugar in our diet.
If you’re a business, you can sign up to the Healthier Catering Commitment Award.
If you’re a resident, take a look at some of the links below to see how you can help yourself to get healthier.
For more information contact our Public Health Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Useful links Click to get info
Healthier Catering Commitment Award
Your business can be rewarded for supporting health and wellbeing, sign up today
NHS One You – healthy eating website
Find out about the benefits of healthy eating and tools to help you cut down sugar
NHS Choices - Too much sugar article
Find out about the effect of sugar on your health and tips to cutting down
Sugar smart app (Android version)
Sugar Smart App (Apple version)
See how much sugar is in your everyday food and drink. The Change4Life Sugar Smart app is designed to show quickly and easily how much total sugar is in the things you’re buying, eating and drinking.
NHS One You - Easy meals app
Eat healthier versions of the foods you love. You'll find delicious, easy meal ideas in this free app.
NHS Choices - 8 tips for healthy eating
Eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices.