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Petition to: Swap school puddings for fruit to tackle increasing childhood obesity which is linked to a host of health problems

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Swap school puddings for fruit to tackle increasing childhood obesity which is linked to a host of health problems. More details

Petition update from the council, 18 September 2019

Dear all,

Unfortunately this petition did not receive enough signatures to be considered at a formal meeting.

The details of the petition will be forwarded to the relevant department for their information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Kind regards,

Ben Cullimore
Democratic Services Assistant

More details from petition creator

The UK is the most obese nation in W.Europe. In 2018, 33% of 10 and 11 year olds and 20% of 4 and 5 year olds were overweight/ obese (NHS data)

The recommended daily maximum of sugar for: - 4-10 years is 5-6 cubes -11 years+ is 7 cubes. 2 year olds consume 13 cubes of sugar a day – over twice the daily maximum

Scientifically when eating something loaded with added sugar, your taste buds, gut and brain get activated resulting in a dopamine spike, leaving you craving more. This reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances eg alcohol or nicotine.

Majority of sugar in children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets-biscuits, cakes-puddings, sugary cereals- flavoured yoghurts. Obese kids are likely to become obese adults (Bogalusa study). Excess sugar consumption is clinically linked to poor memory, learning disorders, depression, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and reduced lifespan.

The best gift we can give our children is good health. Like our very healthy, far sighted counterparts in Europe, Surrey Council should SWAP PUDDING FOR FRUIT in school menus.

Current signatories

Mrs Rashme Cardoza, the petition creator, joined by:

  • David
  • Kate Levy
  • Pohling ooi
  • Wioleta Rygielska
  • Lucia Laurent
  • Tayyaba Hayat
  • Kate Pottinger
  • Catherine facey
  • Kainaz Nunes
  • Caroline
  • Cecile Gregory
  • Fatima Martin
  • Michaela Chochlova
  • Antoaneta Mitsova
  • Robert Fernando
  • Jemima Bean
  • Scott Stacey
  • Samantha Phillips
  • Susan Adams
  • Eleni papadopoulou
  • James Phillips
  • Richard Phillips
  • Anthony Green
  • Deonne Skull
  • Linda Parker
  • Sally Tombs
  • Saima
  • Karon
  • Christine Phillips
  • Peter Tombs
  • Sarah
  • Jennifer O'Sullivan
  • Mei Cunningham
  • Laura Ward-Close
  • Tracy Hampton
  • Elena Uccelli
  • Beverley Phillips
  • Nikki Kane
  • Lukasz Solecki
  • Hannah Mackey
  • Denise
  • Georgina lingard
  • Justin Phillips
  • Ian Phillips
  • Minal Khambalikar
  • Uthayageetha
  • Mireille Helle
  • louise McElhinney
  • Catherine Wilkinson
  • Vanessa Leach
  • Alena Thomas
  • Lorenzo Castellanos
  • Sheribane jahiri
  • Jennifer Kwok
  • Alexandra Thompson
  • Atia bibi
  • Jennifer Ryan
  • Paul Levy
  • Emmanuelle Chaubard
  • Sarah gill
  • Lisa Mackie
  • Emanuela Sabadus Gherman
  • Cheryl Catton
  • Fiona Micallef-Eynaud
  • Elizabeth Talliss
  • Edith Keel
  • Jesuina Gaiao
  • Rui Gaiao
  • Tara
  • Nadine Marten
  • Marta Ferreira de Lima
  • Angelina
  • Miguel Sousa Uva
  • Andre Pinto Dias
  • Lee Belsten
  • Lee Dennis
  • Dave
  • Sarah de Mul
  • Johnny luna
  • Smitha
  • Nicholas Roast
  • Updated: 26 Feb 2020