Restopolis, the school and university catering service of the Ministry of National Education, Childhood and Youth, is organising a themed fortnight on "Rethink your drink" devoted to sugar drinks.
The fortnight will take place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in all restaurants and cafeterias of Restopolis. Through targeted measures, the restaurant service wishes to make its customers aware of the risks that the regular consumption of these drinks can cause.
Sweet drinks include colas and lemonades, fruit juices and nectars, tonics, sports drinks, sweetened flavoured drinks, sweetened teas and coffees, energy drinks and also sweet liquid yoghurt drinks.
On average, we consume 30g of free sugar (all sugars added by the manufacturer or consumer, as well as sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juice) with 250ml of sweetened beverages. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends limiting free sugars to 5 to 10% of the daily energy intake, which corresponds to 25 to 50 g of free sugars per day for a person with an intake of 2,000 kcal/day.
Restopolis will also distribute a brochure "Rethink your drink" (in French and German) at the school and university catering services, or downloadable from www.restopolis.lu