Brighton& Hove City Council public health department is embarking on a BIG SUGAR DEBATE in September/ October asking ‘should action be taken to promote sugar reduction?’…. for example by working with food outlets and retailers to promote healthier options.

I am collaborating with the coordinator, Harriet Knights on some joint projects and activities which link with the childhood obesity prevention projects our health promotion team is  already involved in.

Would you like to help out by doing a “photo transect” of sugar in your life? We are looking for 4 volunteers who live or work in Brighton & Hove, who will take photos of sugar/sugary foods and drinks for a 24 hour period – on Saturday September 19th. The photos will be uploaded and captioned  -and then used in social media etc for the ongoing Big Debate campaign.  This would be great preparation work for any student planning to do the Nutrition in Public Health module.  Below is an example from my first hour this morning – sugar pot on display beside my kettle, sugary drink on roadside advert on my way to University… If you are interested, please email me. There is a £10.00 thank you voucher from the council -or a free cinema ticket to That Sugar Film -see below.


There will be on forthcoming online consultation to fill in – which I will post here.

Meanwhile – we are trying to get enough people interested for a screening of That Sugar Film  – at Komedia Duke of Yorks Monday 26th Ocbober 9pm – (tickets £10.00)  and we need people to sign up and register in order for the screening to happen – please click on the link and spread the word.

This might be a nice social gathering to meet up before the screening.

2 thoughts on “BIG SUGAR DEBATE

  1. I’m student and working in health care field. I’m shock about the obesity rate and the cost. So I would like to help people to eat healthy and change behaviour about food. Its possible to get involve in your project?


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