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Take part in ‘Fizz Free February’ 2024

Could you and your family give up fizzy drinks in February?




Taking part in ‘Fizz Free February’ is a great way to improve your health and reduce your sugar intake by consuming less fizzy drinks.   It can also help you on your way to drinking less sugary drinks for the rest of the year.

To join in, reduce or give up fizzy drinks for the whole month.  We will be participating in ‘Fizz Free February’ with a visit at Northwick Park Hospital’s main entrance on 20th February.

  • Why should I stop drinking fizzy drinks in February?

Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11 to 18. Cutting out fizzy drinks is an easy way to reduce your sugar intake. Committing to going fizz free for the entire month of February will make it easier to cut down on fizzy drinks for the rest of the year.

  • Why is sugar bad for my health?

Excess sugar can lead to tooth decay and weight gain.

How much sugar should I have?

Sugar should not make up more than 5% of the total energy in your diet. This means the maximum daily amount of added sugar are:

  • 4 to 6 years, 5 sugar cubes (19 grams)
  • 7 to 10 years, 6 sugar cubes (24 grams)
  • 11+ years, 7 sugar cubes (30 grams)

What can I do to encourage others to drink and eat less sugar?