Sugarwise joins DontTaxHealthy as Partner Organisation
We’re three weeks into the campaign and we wanted to say thank you. At nearly 2,500 signatures, we’re building solid momentum and together we’re moving towards making food and drink with less sugar cheaper for us all to buy.
We’re also delighted to announce that Sugarwise has joined Don’tTaxHealthy as a partner organisation.
Sugarwise was started with a mission of increasing attention of, educating about and increasing choice in foods and drinks which are low in free sugars. Sugarwise are achieving their mission through certification of products and campaigns.
Sugar content is confusing. We know that excess sugar is bad for our health, but understanding exactly how much sugar is excessive can be tricky. The Sugarwise kitemark changes this. On passing rigorous analytical testing, certified products can display the Sugarwise kitemark and consumers are easily able to identify products which are low in free sugars.
Sugarwise are also one of the UK’s formmost campaigning organisations within the sugar and obesity public health debates. Influential in government they have given evidence to the Health Select Committee alongside Jamie Oliver, and are also the organisers of The Sugar Summit.
We are facing an obesity epidemic and need to improve access to healthier foods and drinks. Please share our petition so that we can cut VAT to the reduced rate of 5% on all foods and drinks with a reduced sugar, low sugar or free from added sugar nutrition claim.