Oral Health

Fizz Free February 2024!

The Oral Health Improvement Team are encouraging everyone in Leicestershire to go Fizz Free during February.

Fizz Free February was first launched by Southwark Council in 2018 and is supported by Sugar Smart UK; so why should you stop drinking fizzy drinks in February?

  • 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 it will make it easier to cut down on fizzy drinks for the rest of the year.

The hard truth about fizzy drinks:

  • Tooth decay is the leading cause for hospitalisation among 0-19 year olds in the UK, with over 26,000 children being hospitalised each year due to tooth decay .
  • Drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per year.
  • You could save £580 a year if you stopped drinking one 500ml bottle of fizzy drink, per day for a year.