Walk for Wellness Expo

Live Sugarfreed Individuals

Live Sugarfreed is taking on the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes by encouraging people to drink water or other healthier beverages instead of beverages that contain sugar. Join over 275 organizations by taking a pledge against sugary beverages in your life today!

Life Is Sweeter Without Sugar

Every day, millions of kids, teens, and adults drink sugar-filled drinks and think nothing of it. But with sugary drinks now proven to increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and with obesity an important cause of cancer, we’re on a mission to change that.

Together, we can kick the sugary drink habit, start drinking water, and #LiveSugarfreed.

What Can You Do?

CHOOSE WATER.

We know you’ve heard it before. But it’s the best thing you can put in your body. It quenches thirst, helps you avoid gaining weight, and it falls out of the sky for free.

BE ALTERNATIVE.

Ok, so maybe drinking nothing but water is best, but we’re not monks. There are alternatives to sugar-filled sodas and fruit drinks chock full of sugar. Try some low calorie offerings like flavored waters, unsweet tea and if you must, diet sodas.

SHOCK YOURSELF.

Take five minutes and look at the nutrient labels of your favorite sugar-filled drinks. You’ll be floored at just how many calories from sugar you’re swigging down.

HAVE FRIENDS. GOOD ONES.

Nothing has a bigger impact than your friends and family. The question is, will you affect them or will you let them define you? Recruit some of your closest allies to #LiveSugarfreed with you, and it’ll be easy to avoid temptation because you’ll be too busy kicking butt

DON’T BE TEMPTED.

We all know we shouldn’t be hawking sugary drinks to our kids in school.  But what about you? Do you really want to be surrounded by unhealthy sodas when you’re on the job? Talk with your boss about making drinking water more available, or even getting rid of the giant sugary sodas in the vending machines. That’s how you #LiveSugarfreed.

Take the Pledge

Bronze: Provide and encourage water

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food or beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water in highly-trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.

In Vending Machines:

  • Require that water be stocked in at least 2 slots per machine, or supply free water next to vending machines.

In Cafeterias:

  • Require that all beverage fountains include low-calorie beverage options.
Silver: Discourage sugary drinks

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food or beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water and health risks of sugary drinks in highly- trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.
  • Circulate memo discouraging provision of high-calorie sweetened beverages at meetings, conferences, and parties, and in kitchens, break rooms, and other places where complimentary beverages are available.

In Vending Machines:

  • Require that water be stocked in at least 2 slots per machine, at eye level or in the highest selling position.
  • Ensure that vending machines use no more than the bottom two slots for high-calorie beverages.
  • Sell water and low-calorie beverages at a lower price than high-calorie beverages.
  • Display total calorie count for each item, as sold, adjacent to each item.
  • Use promotional space on beverage machines (i.e., side and front graphic panels) to advertise only water and low-calorie beverages.

In Cafeterias:

  • Require that the majority of beverage options in fountains be low-calorie beverages.
  • Move high-calorie beverages away from eye level and to the lowest selling position, and move water and other other low-calorie beverages to eye level or in the highest selling positions.
  • Use promotional space on beverage fountains to advertise only low-calorie beverages.
  • Display total calorie content for each item, as sold, adjacent to item or at point of selection for all beverages.
  • Sell water at a lower price than high-calorie beverages.
Gold: Do not sell, provide or promote sugary drinks

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food and beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water and health risks of sugary drinks in highly- trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.
  • Provide only water and other low-calorie beverages at meetings, conferences, and parties, and in kitchens, break rooms, and other places where complimentary beverages are available.

In Vending Machines:

  • Ensure that machines sell only water and low-calorie beverages.
  • Utilize promotional space on beverage machines (i.e., side and front graphic panels) to advertise only low calorie beverages.

In Cafeterias:

  • Remove all high-calorie beverages from cafeterias and other places where drinks are sold.
  • Require that all drink choices in beverage fountains are low-calorie beverages.
  • Use promotional space on beverage fountains to advertise only low-calorie beverages.

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