Sugar Smart – the campaign continues

Thirst Link’s involvement in the Sugar Smart campaign has taken us “overseas”, or to the Isle of Wight to be precise.

The Isle of Wight Council’s 1Leisure and Vitalife Health have teamed-up to launch new healthy vending machines in its major leisure centres.  The machines are set up to accept all forms of payment options and offer almost 30 lines of healthy snacks and drinks, including dietary-specific products that are sugar-free, vegan, and gluten free.

The launch comes as part of the council’s Sugar Smart campaign to introduce a healthier offering to the centres’ members and visitors.

Isle of Wight Councillor Clare Mosdell said: “We know there are many causes for obesity including genetics, behaviour, the environment and our culture.  Sugar Smart Isle of Wight is a great opportunity for us to work together to help our local community, to raise awareness of hidden sugars.  I would encourage all Islanders, employers, food businesses, local retailers and schools to make a pledge to the initiative and help raise awareness of hidden sugars in food.

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