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Give Up Loving Pop campaign goes down a treat

19 July 2018

Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) is a campaign set up to help schools and local communities cut down on sugary drinks.

The club's Community Trust have delivered GULP sessions in ten different classes, varying from a number of schools across the Wyre and Fylde area. This was to help promote healthier drinks and to stop the amount of sugary drinks that is consumed from young children.

The three week campaign began at Hambleton Primary School, where the children were made aware of the danger sugary drinks, and what it can do to your oral health.

Rob Larcombe, the Trust’s School Health Development Officer delivered the sessions alongside colleague Caroline Blundell. The pair have noticed that schools have taken onboard the information provide, and can see that the children have learnt a lot from the hour activity lessons.

Rob is very pleased with how the campaign has gone, and hopes that the schools, teachers and children keep sharing the message after the amazing work that has been done.

"We have really taught the children why it's important not to drink drinks that are high in sugar.

"During our time out, we have informed the children about tooth decay, how they can identify how much sugar is in a drink by using a variety of tools and that has all been mixed together with a lot of phyisical activity.

"Almost 50% of eight-year olds suffer from tooth decay, so from our point of view, if we can get that message across and show what sugary drinks do to our oral health, we can hopefully lower that number."

You can watch more from our interview with Rob and Caroline here...

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