Live Sugarfreed

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 at your school, workplace or church 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.

Pledge Level

4 + 13 =

Congratulations to these organizations who have taken the pledge!

Gold Pledges
Abingdon Olive Oil Company Fleet Feet Sports Premier Equipment LLC
A-Hood Bonding Flight Athletic Academy Premier Pharmacy
Allure Salon For the Love of Suds Pristine Springs
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Friends In Need Health Center Providence Day Camp
AY Transport, LLC Greater Kingsport Family YMCA PTM Food Consulting Inc.
Bank of Tennessee Kingsport Branches Hancock County Health Department River’s Edge Fellowship
Bellafina Chocolates HeadStart Rocky Rash
Blackburn Childers & Steagall, PLC Healthy Kingsport Rural Resources
Blue Ridge Properties Hope Essential Saint Paul’s Day School and Kindergarten
Bortz Graphix Plus Hope House SCP Distributors
Capital Bank I Love Books Bookstore Select Shoes & More
Center Salon Indian Path Health Resource Center Shades of Grace
Central Baptist Church Jackson Jones Construction Simpson Clinic
Champion Physical Therapy Jacobs Process Analytics Squirrel & The Bee Grainless Bakery
Church Hill Lunch Box Program Kingsport Ballet St. Dominic Church
Citizens Bank Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Stash Up
City of Bluff City Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority Streamworks
City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts Kingsport Idol Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition
Clark and Company Kingsport Printing Susan G. Komen Tri-Cities
Colonial Heights Baptist KingsportARTS Tennessee Boot Co
Colonial Heights Dental Group LandmarkGIS The Beauty Bar
CrossFit Kingsport Lean Green Girl The Colorful Cottage
CrossFit Stone Mountain Liberty Tax Service The Comprehensive Breast Center
Cumberland Marketing Literacy Council of Kingsport The Spine Health Foundation, Inc.
Disobedient Dietitian, The Luttrell Staffing Group Total Evolutions Fitness
Dobyns Bennett Trainers Martin Dentistry Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. L. Sean Mullins Orthodontics MMC Med Spa Tri-Cities Krav Maga
Edward Jones Mobile Images LLC TriSummit Bank
Eldreth House Group Home Mountain View Pure Water United Way of Greater Kingsport
Elk Creek Equipement Mountain View UMC Youth Varsity Trophies
Emmanuel SDA Church NJDOH Vida Hot Yoga
Everly Office Planning Group Virginia Oral Health Coalition
First Bank and Trust Company Pienkowski MD clinic Wellmont Cancer Institute
First Community Bank Preferred Insurance Solutions Wilson Worley PC
    Workspace Interiors

 

Silver Pledges
All About You Eastman Credit Union Level Up H2o Fun Hydration
Appalachia Elementary School Elydale Elementary School Lily Dale Church of Christ
Asbury Place at Kingsport Finish Line Parking Mark E Morison DDS
BAE Systems First Baptist Church Moody Sprinkler Company, Inc
Bell Helicopter First Broad Street United Methodist Church Moog Protokraft
Blake at Kingsport First Presbyterian Church Mountain Region Family Medicine
Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department GBC Wellness Center Mt. Vernon Independent Methodists Church
Blountville Middle Girls Incorporated of Kingsport New Jersey Primary Care Association
Blountville UMC Good Hope Garden Center Northeast Regional Health Office
Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County Greene County Health Department Odd Jobs by Adam
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport Haggle Shop Antiques Pool & Spa World LLC
Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County Harvest Community Church Prime Medical Training
Boys & Girls Club of JC/WC Harvest Ranch Regional Allergy Center
Byerley Construction Co. Healing Hands Health Center Regional Indian American Community Center
Caring Touch Home Health, Inc Higher Ground Baptist Church Robbins HVAC
Carter County Health Department Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Rogersville City Schools
Cassidy United Methodist Church Honda Kingsport Roofmasters
Church Hill Health Department Image Essentials Weight Loss Shiloh Baptist Church
Church Hill Intermediate School Indian Springs Armory SNAP Fitness Kingsport
City of Kingsport J. Mark Bowery Insurance Sullivan Central Athletics
City of Kingsport Wastewater Treatment Plant Johnson County Health Department Sullivan County Regional Health Department
Colonial Heights United Methodist Church K-VA-T Food Stores- Food City TCI Group – Jerry Petzoldt Agency, LLC
Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc / SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services Ketron Elementary The Law Office of Todd East, Jeff Luethke and Zac Boggan
D & S Automotive King University at Kingsport Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency
Daniel M Dietrich, DDS Kingsport Child Development Center Waverly Road Presbyterian Church
Domtar Kingsport Mill Kingsport City Schools Westview Church of Jesup Christmas
Downtown Kingsport Association Kingsport Seventh Day Adventist Church Wheeler Childcare
Eastman Chemical Company Kiwanis Towers Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce
Bronze Pledges
Aceros Auto Tech HEXPOL Compounding Plum Tree
Allandale Early Learning Center Holston Business Development Center Preaching Christ Church
Allstate Rhoten Insurance Agency Holston Medical Group Precision Electrical Company
American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation Preston Hills Presbyterian Church
Appalachian Physical Medicine Holy Mountain Baptist Church Pure Foods
Ballad Health System Jessica Newhart Attorney at Law Qualified Tour Marketing
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Connon Jonesborough Church of God Quality Heat and Aire
Bethel Presbyterian Church Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities Renewed Church
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities Kennedy Elementary School Rock Heritage Baptist Church
Birding Kingsport Kingsport Center for Higher Education Ross Camp Ground UMC
Bloomingdale Baptist Church Kingsport City Schools-Palmer Center SBK/Kingsport Animal Shelter
Burk I.T. Kingsport Community Church Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce
Cameron United Methodist Church Kingsport Primary Care PC Sevier Middle School Special Education
Christian Life Center Kingsport Theatre Guild State of Tennessee Forestry Division
Chuckey-Doak High School Wellness Dept Kingsport Times-News Stateline Collison
Church of the Nazarene Kingsport Town Center Stowaway Storage of Kingsport
Colonial Heights Christian Church Lamplight Theatre Sullivan Baptist Church
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee LawnCare Solutions Sullivan County Department of Education
Cox Tractor Lighthouse Christian School Sullivan North High School
DB Cyber Tribe Lone Star Church Temple Baptist Church
DB Excel Lowe’s Home Improvement at East Stone Dr. Tennessee Cash Cow
Dick’s Sporting Goods Lynn Garden Restaurant Tennessee Instrumentation Company
Dye Construction Company M&M’s Propery Management Tennessee Title Loans
East Tennessee State University Mafair Methodist Church The Pelican Financial Group
Elite Manufacturing and Professional Services Marcum’s Pharmacy Town of Greeneville
Faith Apostolic Church Mattern & Craig Town Park Lofts
Farm Bureau Insurance-Kingsport McKinney Appraisal Tri-Cities Auction and Sales
Fellowship of the Kings Meadowview Conference Center University of Tennessee Extension
Frontier Health Melton Construction Services Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
G & K Services Michaels Walker’s Shoe Repair
Goodwill Industries Processing Center Ming garden inc Walmart Stone Drive
Greystone Health Care Center Mt. Rogers Health District Warranty One Mobile Mower
Hair Benders Salon Northeast Church of Christ Warriors Path State Park
Harvest of Hope Community Gardens Northeast Tennessee Master Gardener Association Waverly Road Child Care Center

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