More than two-thirds of American adults and one in three children are overweight or obese.
Family Life Can Be Sweeter
You don't have to join the challenge alone. Join as a "team" and support each other in efforts to reduce sugary drink consumption. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Choose non-caloric drinks like water, unsweetened teas, seltzer, or eat a piece of fruit.
Drink fewer sugary drinks, such as colas, energy drinks, sweetened teas, and sports drinks.
Stop serving sugary drinks, carbonated or not, to children under 6, limit them for older children, and provide healthy drink alternatives for children of all ages.
Educate yourself and your family on the negative effects of sugary drinks and make a point of choosing healthier alternatives.
Join with neighbors, friends, and parents' groups to urge schools, child-care settings, after-school programs, parks, recreational facilities, pools, zoos, and other youth venues in your community to stop selling carbonated and non-carbonated sugary soft drinks and to provide access to fresh drinking water.