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Fizz Free February
Fizz Free February is a fantastic way to cut down on sugar and make positive changes. These changes are especially important in young children; it’s a small step to a healthier lifestyle.
Take part in our Fizz Free February campaign
The idea of the campaign is to get children and their parents to give up all fizzy drinks during February in order to reduce their sugar intake, stay healthy, keep their teeth and save money.
Giving up fizzy drinks could help in the following ways:
- you can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year
- drinking just one can of 330ml of fizzy drink a day could add up to a stone weight gain per year
- children are consuming around 8 excess sugar cubes each day, equivalent to around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year
- tooth decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation among children aged five to nine in the UK, with 26,000 youngsters hospitalised each year due to tooth decay – that’s 500 each week
Children are being asked to take up the challenge and make a pledge to give up fizz for the month by using a pledge calendar (PDF, 150KB). They can then tick-off every day they keep their Fizz Free pledge.
If you want to spread the word and get your friends, neighbours, local group involved, download our Fizz Free February poster (PDF, 323KB)
Let us know you're taking the pledge by tweeting us using #gofizzfree
Good luck to everyone going fizz free this February.