Brighton & Hove launched the #Sugarsmartcity campaign earlier this week, backed by the Food Partnership, Jamie Oliver, Public Health England and Brighton & Hove City Council. The debate is asking residents of all ages what can be done to help reduce sugar intake.

While most of us know that chocolate, confectionary, cakes and fizzy drinks are loaded with sugar, there are plenty of sugars secretly hiding in drinks, savoury foods and foods that are marketed as 'healthy.'

Jamie Oliver supports launch of Sugar Smart City Brighton & Hove

Sugar - Jamie Oliver's worried about it, Tom Scanlon Brighton & Hove's Director of Public Health is worried about it and according to latest government research it is the main food issue of concern to the public.  And we are right to be worried because the thing with sugar is that we like it but it doesn't really like us. But rather than just worrying and doing nothing the time has come to act which is why it was great to be part of this morning's launch of Sugar Smart City Brighton & Hove.

Last weekend 19th September the Grace Eyre allotment was broken into and their sheds deliberately set on fire. The result was the tragic loss of the majority of their equipment costing over £1700 to replace. The allotment is invaluable to their service users - who have a wide range of learning disabilities - as it provides both a peaceful and therapeutic environment.

There is such a thing as a free lunch. On 29th October, over 5,000 people will be fed delicious curry on the Level to highlight that we can tackle food waste... with a fork and spoon. In the words of anti-food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart "the good news about food waste is that the solution is edible!"

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with our Shape Up programme in Hangleton which starts Thurs 24th Sept 1.30-3pm and runs for 10 weeks.