Fizz Free February

Are you ready for Fizz Free February?

Fizz Free February is coming to Barnsley for the first time. Will you be making the pledge to #gofizzfree?

Friday 1 February marks the start of Fizz Free February meaning it’s time to ditch sugary drinks for 28 days.

It's a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks. By going fizz free for all of February, it can help you on your way to drinking less sugary drinks for the rest of the year too.

To join in, just pledge to give up fizzy drinks for 28 days.  Be sure to tag us in your posts with images of you going fizz free using #gofizzfree.

Why give up fizzy soft drinks?

  • You can save £438 a year if you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day for a year.
  • Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per year.
  • Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among 5-9 year olds in the UK, with 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay – in other words, 500 each week.

What can I drink instead?

  • water: aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses a day
  • low fat milk
  • no added sugar squash
  • tea and coffee without sugar or switch to a sweetener

Making Barnsley healthier

Through this campaign, we're aiming to raise awareness of the health implications of drinking fizzy drinks which often contain high amounts of sugar.

Latest data from Public Health England on the nation’s diet shows that sugar now makes up 13.5% of 4 to 10 year-olds and 14.1% of teenagers daily calorie intake, while the official recommendation is to limit sugar to no more than 5%.