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How to achieve a Sugar Smart Devon Certificate

Schools who make all of the following pledges will receive a Sugar Smart Devon certificate.

Promote and provide healthy lunches and snacks

Promoting and providing healthy lunches and snacks at school is a huge step towards being Sugar Smart and optimising the health and wellbeing of pupils. To achieve a certificate, you need to:

Encourage water consumption

Drinking water is important for many reasons! It keeps us hydrated, alert, aids digestion, is good for metabolism and helps keep teeth healthy. To achieve a certificate, you need to:

  • Have free, fresh water visible and readily available
  • Encourage and allow all members of the school community to drink water throughout the day
  • Not allow sugary drinks at school, including energy drinks, sports drinks or milkshakes

Raise awareness of Sugar Smart messages

To maximise the success of your Sugar Smart actions, it is important to spread the word about what you are doing and why. Use the resources on the Sugar Smart website for practical ideas. To achieve a certificate, you need to:

  • Encourage staff to engage with Sugar Smart
  • Involve children in your campaign, for example ask them for their feedback or ideas
  • Make governors aware of your campaign
  • Inform and involve parents and carers

Register your Sugar Smart activity online

Share the actions your school is taking to become Sugar Smart with others. To achieve a certificate, you need to:

For more information about the campaign, or to share details about the actions you’re taking, contact Sugar Smart Devon. 

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If you think that the child is at risk of significant harm,
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