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‘Sheffield is Sweet Enough’ is a city-wide initiative launched by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Healthcare Professionals, Sheffield’s Universities, Learn Sheffield (including Eat Smart Sheffield), Weight Management Services, Education Settings, and the Voluntary Sector. Its aim is to inspire a social movement to help reduce obesity and tooth decay across the city.

The initiative provides information to the people of Sheffield on the effects of too much sugar, giving them the tools they need to make informed choices to support their health and that of their family’s.

Visit their website for lots of interesting facts about (often hidden!) sugar, guideline daily limits and top tips for sugar swaps.

The launch event was held at Woodthorpe Primary School who have been using Sheffield is Sweet Enough educational materials as part of their classroom learning, and we encourage all schools to follow suit.

To find out more or to download the educational or promotional materials for your school, community group or organisation please visit:

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Live Lighter Sheffield is commissioned by Sheffield City Council to provide free weight management programmes for children and adults in Sheffield. The ‘Live Lighter Families programme’ runs for 12 weeks, offering physical activity and lifestyle guidance for children and their families. The programme starts with a 30-minute education session followed by a 1 houractivity session. Live Lighter programmes are evidence based and follow government guidelines to ensure safe and effective weight management support.

Live Lighter Sheffield is working together with Eat Smart Sheffield to support children living with being overweight or obese to make positive changes to their lifestyle to allow them to move towards a healthier life.

If you’d like to find out more please visit or call us on 0114 2702043.

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Food for Life was the first choice as a key partner for Eat Smart Sheffield.

A Soil Association programme, Food for Life has a proven track record working with schools and additional settings to transform their food culture: it has a network of over 4,500 schools across England. Food for Life (FFL) supports them to provide fresh, well-sourced and nutritious meals and improve their overall lunchtime experience. It helps children, adults and teachers understand the importance of good nutrition and where their food comes from through practical cooking and growing activities and farm visits.

FFL is working together with Eat Smart Sheffield to help Sheffield make lasting and sustainable changes to the way we think about food, our environment and our health.

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