Fizz Free February

Launched by Southwark Council in 2018, Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks.

Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, and they provide an average of 29% of daily sugar intake. Cutting out fizzy drinks is an easy way to reduce your sugar intake. By committing to going fizz free for the entire month of February, you can develop new habits to make it easier to cut down on fizzy drinks for the rest of the year.

Some health-related facts

  • You can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year.
    Source: GULP.
  • Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per
    year. Source: GULP.
  • Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among five to nine year olds in the UK,
    with 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay – in other words, 500
    each week. Source: Action on Sugar.