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19th December 2018

Richard Lander School in Truro have become the first secondary school in Cornwall to gain a SUGAR SMART certificate.

In order to gain the certificate, Richard Lander School demonstrated the ways they have worked in their school community to address the five key areas to becoming SUGAR SMART:

  • Attending SUGAR SMART training
  • Promoting healthy lunches and snacks
  • Encouraging water consumption
  • Reconsidering tuck shop and/or vending machine options
  • Adopting a whole school approach

The school focused on encouraging students to swap their fizzy drinks, milkshakes and energy drinks for water in the knowledge that one simple change could make a massive difference. Students were encouraged to discuss the key issues surrounding sugar in tutor time and received an informative SUGAR SMART assembly. We were really impressed by the way the student council at Richard Lander have been involved in discussing ways to be more SUGAR SMART too.

Congratulations Richard Lander School - blazing a trail for secondary schools across the county!


Richard Lander Sugar Smart School

Teacher Jamie Bridger receiving the school's SUGAR SMART certificate from Paula Chappell, Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor

SUGAR SMART is a nationwide campaign supported by Jamie Oliver and Sustain, which looks to optimise health by promoting healthy diet and reducing sugar consumption. 

Cornwall is leading the way in becoming a SUGAR SMART county! It is already active in many areas including healthcare, tourism, retail, restaurants and catering outlets, and workplaces, and Cornwall Healthy Schools want to back Cornwall's SUGAR SMART campaign by supporting the education sector.

We at Cornwall Healthy Schools want to give children the best opportunity to achieve their optimum health, in both childhood and adulthood, which is why we are fully supportive of the nationwide SUGAR SMART campaign and of yours in your school! Please visit www.sugarsmartuk.org for more information and to register!