Engage, inform and educate young people, parents and carers about the health harms associated with drinking drinks and get them to GIVE UP LOVING POP!
While many people are aware of the negative impact that sugary drinks have on teeth, fewer are aware of the link between the over consumption of sugary drinks and weight gain and related disease such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Did you know that:
- Drinking two cans of pop per day can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter.
- Drinking one can of sugary pop per day increases your risk of dying from heart disease by a third.
- A major cause of tooth decay is sugary pop; as a result more than one in four 5 year olds experience toothache, fillings and tooth loss.
- Drink one can of sugary pop a day? That could lead to over a stone (six kilos) in weight gain per year.
The gulp campaign so far:
With a strong brand, roadshows across the North West, national and international support, and national press coverage, gulp is growing from strength to strength. HEG have worked with a number of schools and local authorities. Find out what happened when gulp went to Blackpool to help residents to give up loving pop.
What can you do?
Contact us to see how gulp can help your young people to give up loving pop.
Visit the gulp website for more information on how to give up loving pop