Can 30 plants a week help curb sugar cravings?

You’ve no doubt heard numerous academics, including epidemiology professor Tim Spector, talking about the benefits of introducing more plants into our diets. That’s because they contain high amounts of fibre, no added sugars and can help support our gut health.

What are sugary drinks doing to the environment?

Many people are already aware that Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs), which include fizzy drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavoured waters, and sweetened tea/coffee, are bad for our health. But what are they doing to the planet? Brits consume an average of 2 litres of soft drinks per week which amounts to around 63 grams of sugar per day! As well as the impact on our teeth, weight and general health, this overconsumption is having a big impact on the environment.

Top 3 food label tips to avoid too much sugar

For years, unhealthy food and drinks have been strategically placed in our supermarkets and labelled with claims, such as ‘high in protein’ and ‘source of fibre’, which make us believe they’re good for us. For example, some cereal bars seem healthy based on their packaging, but actually may deceptively contain a lot more sugar than you realise!

Can lack of fibre make us crave sugar?

We all know that a high sugar diet isn’t good for our bodies, but it can be hard not to fall victim to constant temptation. However, what if we told you the amount of fibre you eat could help you curb your sugar cravings?

Helping your baby eat less sugar

The weaning process can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. There are many suggestions out there and sometimes it’s a little confusing. Especially if this is your first time!

This is a big event for your child too. It’s a starting point to explore new flavours and textures moving away from mostly just milk.

There are lots of baby food products available, which are affordable, easy and convenient. But how can you tell if they are good for your baby?

How do grocery stores encourage impulsive buying?

The way foods are marketed and placed on the shelves in shops influences our food choices. There are a couple of methods that have been used in supermarkets and convenience stores to encourage our purchasing. This is what is called “choice architecture”! Let’s have a look at some examples, so we can take back the power to make our own choices when shopping.

How can sugar affect our mental health?

Have you ever experienced a sudden boost of happiness after a sugary treat, only to feel low and irritable shortly afterwards?

How to help children make healthier choices

Children don't often respond well to being told what to do. If you’d like to adopt some healthier habits as a family, it’s important to get children involved in both shopping and cooking, helping them to have more control over what they eat.

5 ways to eat less sugar this spring

Sugar is lurking in most of the food and drink we consume. In fact, it can be hard to avoid if you don’t know where to look as many products that are marketed as healthy actually contain surprising amounts of sugar. If you want to make some positive changes to support your family’s health, here are some quick and simple tips to help you eat healthily.

5 Top Tips for a Low Sugar Easter

Easter and chocolate go together like spring and lambs. So, how can you avoid temptation if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle? It can be difficult to avoid the mountains of tempting eggs, hot cross buns and chocolate nests, especially when you have kids to please. But we’ve put together some top tips to make your Easter full of smiles, not sugar.

Sugar! Have You Seen Our New Ad Campaign?

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new advertising campaign for Sheffield is Sweet Enough! You may have noticed our colourful posters appearing on phone kiosks and bus shelters around the streets where you live. It means our important low-sugar messages are now right out in the heart of the community for everyone to see and act on.

The Sheffield Locals Guide To Low Sugar

Health data tells us that many people in our city are suffering from tooth decay or living with other health conditions that are closely linked to eating too much sugar. This sparked the creation of our ‘Sheffield is Sweet Enough’ campaign and everything you see on this website. It also helped us publish our first ever low-sugar cookbook!

Season's Eatings - 5 tips for a low sugar Christmas

Christmas and sugar seem to go hand in hand. Everywhere we turn, someone is offering us a mince pie, a festive biscuit or creamy hot chocolate. It can be hard to keep up with our good intentions when sweet temptations are around every corner. But you don’t need to become a total grinch to enjoy the season of goodwill with a little less sugar. Here are some of our top tips: