Sefton launch Give Up Loving Pop

by Alex Holt | March 15, 2017 1:19 pm

This month sees the launch of the Sefton GULP Campaign.

Across Sefton, 24.7% of reception age children are overweight or obese, rising to 35.2% at year 6 and 69.7% of adults. And whilst dental health is better than some of their neighbouring local authorities, 22.7% of five year olds still have decay in their milk teeth, which is why Sefton have decided to Give Up Loving Pop.

There will be assemblies, Key Stage 2 and 3 PSHE lessons and other activities rolling out across schools this month in preparation for a four week #GulpChallenge during April where students, teachers and parents will pledge to Give Up Loving Pop for four weeks. With Key Stage 2 lessons delivered by Active Sefton and Everton in the Community, we hope to engage as many children and young people as possible.

The activities will run until the end of the school year, with two inter-school competitions, one for Primary and one for Secondary, to engage students in the campaign and really encourage them to cut down on sugary drinks. A prize-giving ceremony in June will be a great opportunity to celebrate achievements across the borough.

You can find out more on here[1].

Endnotes:
  1. here: http://mysefton.co.uk/2017/03/15/sefton-gulps/

Source URL: http://www.foodactive.org.uk/sefton-launch-give-up-loving-pop/