New £20,000 grant aimed at reducing young people's sugar intake launches at Ormiston Sudbury Academy
A new health campaign, encouraging children and young people to reduce their sugar intake and lead a healthier lifestyle, kicked off in Sudbury last week.
Ormiston Sudbury Academy hosted officials from Suffolk County Council, the Suffolk Community Foundation and Public Health Suffolk for the launch of a new £20,000 grant.
Schools and youth groups can bid for a share of the grant, called the Suffolk Sugar Reduction Fund, to fund creative projects in line with the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board’s 10-point sugar reduction plan.
James Reeder, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health, said: “Giving every child the best start in life is a key priority for Suffolk County Council and tackling childhood obesity is part of that.
“With this project we want to encourage organisations working with young people to reduce their sugar intake, through new and creative ideas.
“To bring about long-term change, we must take a whole system approach to obesity, working closely with partners and organisations that work directly with young people.”
To learn more, go online to www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/sugar-reduction-fund.