Heathryburn School pupils held a SUGAR SMART Assembly to launch their 5-Week Sugar Smart programme which ran from 22nd February - 29th March 2018.

Heathryburn was the Sugar Smart pilot school in Aberdeen, with the programme being designed by the pupils themselves. The programme included a range of activities to help transform the school’s food environment and raise awareness of the impacts of consuming too much sugar.

Kelly Milne, Heathryburn School’s Head Teacher, said: “It’s great that we are the pilot school for this amazing Sugar Smart project and everyone really enjoyed taking part. 

“There were lots of activities scheduled in for both pupils and parents and we are hoping to see some really positive outcomes because of the programme.”     

 The Aberdeen campaign, led by the Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen coordinated activities at Heathryburn including: 

  • Pupil and parent surveys on sugar consumption
  • ‘Ditch the Fizz’ challenge to give up drinking fizzy juice for 18 days
  • Poster and video making
  • Sugar Smart quizzes, display boards and pop-up information stands
  • Parental engagement and peer education lessons
  • Healthy snacks delivered by CFINE’s electric Tuk-Tuk
  • A pupil-led assembly delivered to parents

For more information, contact the Sustainable Food City & Sugar Smart Co-ordinator Laura at: [email protected]