After being declared the “tooth-decay capital of England”, Blackburn with Darwen has pledged to become Sugar Smart and has launched campaigns across the borough to achieve this. Dental nurses are working across schools in the borough to show children how to prevent tooth decay by caring for their teeth.

The children will also be educated on how much sugar is in their foods. These campaigns are also supported by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. The full article is available here.

Reducing Tooth Decay With Fizz Free February

This is first year that the borough has gone Fizz Free. Billboards were commissioned across the borough to get the local community involved in cutting out fizzy drinks. Blackburn Rovers Community Trust also ran a Kick the Fizz campaign to help schools pledge to become fizz free.

Tooth decay due to lack of oral hygiene and too much sugar affects children all over Blackburn with Darwen. 51% of 5-year-olds in the borough have at least one decayed or missing tooth. Read the full story here.

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Sugarstorm Bus Stop

A number of bus stops across the borough are now raising awareness of our sugar smart pledge and the hope to be the first Sugar Smart town. The campaign aims to highlight how much sugar we consume and the impact it has on our health, including obesity and diabetes. Read the full story here.

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Oral Health In Blackburn with Darwen

BeWellBwD provides a range of resources and support for families living in Blackburn with Darwen, including information on improving oral health! Check out our resources here.

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