Find out everything you need to know to be an educated consumer of sugary drinks, and then tell your friends! Below are samples of excellent materials available on public health websites across the country.
California ReThink Your Drink
Three California programs: the Network for A Healthy California, Project LEAN and WIC have developed educational resources that promote less sugary drink consumption and greater water consumption.
- ReThink Your Drink English and Spanish posters, fact sheets and radio spots
- Tip Sheets for Community Partners
- Drink Water Said the Otter
- Potter Loves Water
- CA WIC Poster
- CA WIC Handout
- CA WIC Beverage Cards
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Rethink your Drink
The Rethink Your Drink brochure from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains the importance of paying attention to calories in beverages, and offers suggestions on how to reduce calorie intake from beverages.
Cut Your Portions, Cut Your Risk
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Cut Your Portions, Cut Your Risk campaign is designed to encourage New Yorkers to cut their portions to reduce their risk of health problems.
Choose Health LA
The LA County's Choose Health LA- Sugar Loaded Beverages campaign provides information and reports about sugar loaded beverages.
Fat Smack are youth oriented materials of the education campaign of the Boston Public Health Commission.
How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink?
The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont, Less Sugar for Better Health, has a set of posters among its resources.
Limiting Sugary Drinks Makes Good Sense
California Project LEAN has produced a Limiting Sugary Drinks Makes Good Sense poster, which includes the number of calories and teaspoons of sugar in common beverages. CA Project LEAN is working to make California public schools completely free of sugary drinks, and is partnering with others around the state to kick sports drinks out of middle and high schools.
Pouring on the Pounds
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Pouring on the Pounds campaign to help fight obesity by limiting sugary drink consumption includes posters, television ads, fact sheets, and reports.
The 'Soda Sucks' competition has returned for a second edition! Check out their YoutTube channel for all the video entries. Soda Sucks is sponsored by New American Media, and is intended to to inspire teens across California to use their creative talents to reject unhealthy sugary sodas and drink water instead. New America Media is an editorial and marketing collaborative of ethnic news organizations across the US founded in 1996 by the nonprofit Pacific News Service. NAM also trains youth as content producers and runs eight youth-driven community media hubs in California.
Stop the Pop
Missouri's Dental Association's state-wide education program, Stop the Pop, has materials that can be ordered on line.
The real facts about sugar sweetened beverages, a PowerPoint created by Catalyst, a statewide movement of young people in Minnesota, works on healthy eating issues.
What's in Your Drink
Kaiser Permanente created an easy-to-read document entitled What's in Your Drink, which illustrates the number of teaspoons of sugar in popular sugary drinks.
You Just Ate 16 Packets of Sugar
Posters in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Chinese are among the materials of the Multnomah County Health Department's Community Wellness and Prevention Program, anti-soda campaign.