3,000 sign up to campaign to ‘Ditch Sugar’ for 70
Monday 9th July 2018 @ 10:38 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton Hyde News Tameside

An amazing 3,000 people have so far signed up to pledge support for the Tameside and Glossop NHS Integrated Trust ‘Ditch Sugar’ campaign.

The aim is to encourage as many people as possible across the region to reduce their sugar intake for 70 days and ultimately give up sugar altogether – as the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Stars including Pat Cash and Sara Cox have wished Tameside well with the campaign along with Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson – who ditched the sugar last year.

You can view their video messages on our Facebook page.

All three have encouraged everyone in Tameside to join the campaign and follow the Pioppi Diet plan of Dr Aseem Malhottra, who hails from Tameside.

The campaign was officially launched at Hyde Town Hall last Wednesday where several hundred community leaders and members of the public found out more about the dangers of sugar.

The ‘Ditch Sugar’ campaign asks residents across the region to reduce their sugar intake over 70 days – to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS – with the ultimate aim of cutting sugar out of your diets for good.

The aim is to help tackle obesity and reduce the illnesses associated with it – not least Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Data is being gathered from everyone participating – and there’s still plenty of time to take part.

So register today – simply go to https://tameside-pioppi-video-2.kickoffpages.com/

The link also provides video and online support.

Read more about the campaign on our website at https://tamesidereporter.com/2018/06/nhs-sugar-free-for-70/

MAIN PICTURE: Tennis star Pat Cash with Dr Aseem Malhotra