Sugar Smart Salford

01 Feb 2018

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Have you heard of #sugarsmartsalford ?? 1st Boothstown Brownies have, they have been involved in a campaign with Salford City Council, Salford CCG and Salford Community Leisure to raise awareness of what eating too much sugar can do to your diet.

Brownies being Sugar Smart

The unit has been involved in creating a workbook and a badge for other brownies in Salford to complete to help spread the word on #sugarsmartsalford 

The Brownies spent 2 weeks on their workbooks, completing different activities, including making healthy recipes, 10 minute shake ups and learning about sugar content in food.

The Brownies also go to bake sugar free brownies with Luis from the Bake Off, which they loved both the baking and the eating.

Brownies maker sugar free brownies

The Start Well Group also organised a special ceremony for the girls, where they were presented with their badges by the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford - they also made various Councillors and professionals join in with their 10 minute shake up!!

 Brownies  being sugar smart

The pack and badge has been made available to all Brownie packs in Salford to complete the challenge.

Do you know how much sugar are you getting? 



More sugar than anyone should have in a day!

Kids aged over 11 should have no more than 7 cubes of added sugar a day

                          #sugarsmartsalford sugar cubes information


We have a group in Salford the "start Well" group - who are wokring on this campaign, in this grup are members from Salford City Council, Salford CCG and Salford Community Leisure.  Salford Community Leisure are already on with being #sugarsmartsalford, as they have had a sucessful trial and are now looking to roll it out further. 

Media article - Salford Community Leisure removes sugary drinks from sites

Do you know where to look on food for their sugar content?? Check here



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Brownie Sugar Smart event 

It's time to exercise.....

We all know that exercise is good for us don't we - so why don't we do it?? kids aged between 5 and 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes. Pokémon might have got you out and about but now we need to do a bit more - time to get sweaty......

Why not try these 10 minute Shake ups to start with

(some of them might be aimed at younger kids than you - but actually we've had loads of fun giving them a go)



  • The average person in Britain consumes 700g of sugar a week - equivalent to 175 cubes of sugar.
  • On average, there are 9 sugar cubes in a can of cola, over 5 sugar cubes in a sugary yoghurt and 5 sugar cubes in a muffin
  • A drink is high in sugar if it contains more than 11.25g of total sugar per 100g or more than 13.5g of total sugars per portion of product.
  • One in three 10 and 11 year olds are overweight or obese.



Cutting back sugar info


Brownie Sugar Smart event