Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Devolution, Hackney Council
A campaign will be launched on Wednesday 29 November from 4pm to 6pm at Urswick School in Paragon Road to help make Hackney a healthier borough - writes hackney.gov.uk.
SUGAR SMART Hackney will be launched by Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of national healthy fast food chain Leon Restaurants. The campaign aims to educate and help people to reduce their excessive intake of sugar consumption which can lead to obesity and diabetes in adults and children.
Hackney resident Henry who is also co-leader of the School Food Plan will present certificates to schools and community groups who have already made SUGAR SMART pledges, including Mandeville Primary School, Holmleigh Primary School and Urswick Secondary School.
Richard Brown, Headteacher at Urswick Secondary School, said: “We have banned all soft drinks, sweets and confectionery at the school as these can be major sources of sugar for children and adolescents which is also bad for their health. We also provide free school meals for all students to help provide the foundation for educational achievement.”