New Year, New You – how much sugar are you drinking?

Monday, 08 January 2018 15:35
Students are shown the sugar and caffeine content of energy drinks Students are shown the sugar and caffeine content of energy drinks

With the news recently that Waitrose has banned the sale of high-caffeine drinks to under 16s, our Student Services team demonstrated today just how much sugar and caffeine these drinks contain.

In a display that forms part of ‘New Year, New You’ week, students could visibly see the sugar content for a range of popular drinks. Information about the caffeine content was also included.

Commenting on the display, Sports Maker, Louise Neil, said: “It’s good for people to understand exactly what they are drinking. You wouldn’t consciously add that much sugar to your tea or coffee, so why should a cold drink be any different? That much sugar and caffeine is not good for anyone’s health, and certainly not conducive for students trying to concentrate on their studies.”

Other activities this week include information and awareness sessions about sexual health, alcohol and smoking, as well as looking at the benefits of exercise.