What Can be Done to Kick the Can?

Individuals

  • Pledge to stop your consumption of sugary drinks. Visit www.fewersugarydrinks.org.
  • Kick the Can out of your house - make water your default drink.
  • Tell everyone you know The Facts about sugary drinks.
  • Investigate your school district's policy on selling sugary drinks in vending machines, school stores, or at fundraisers; work for a school beverage policy that bans all sugary drinks.
  • Tell your mayor, city council members, and state legislators that you want healthy beverage policies passed.

Schools and School Districts

  • Eliminate the sale of all sugary drinks on K-12 school campuses.
  • Prohibit sugary drink advertising and sponsorship on school campuses.
  • Don't accept sponsorship, grant, or gift money from beverage companies.

Organizations

(Hospitals, public and private employers, religious institutions, and community organizations)

  • Include The Facts about sugary drinks in workplace wellness education.
  • Limit or stop the sale of sugary drinks in vending machines and cafeterias; stop serving sugary drinks at conferences and staff meetings.
  • Provide and sell only healthy beverages at programs and events especially those attended by children and adolescents.
  • Don't accept sponsorship, grant, or gift money from beverage companies.

Local City and County Governments

  • Prohibit the purchase of sugary drinks with city or county funds.
  • Eliminate sugary drinks in vending machines on property owned or leased by cities or counties.
  • Prohibit sugary drink advertising and sponsorship at city and county events, sports leagues, facilities and programs.
  • Enact a sugary drink tax and earmark the revenue for community-based obesity prevention programs.

State Governments

  • Prohibit marketing of sugary drinks on K-12 public school campuses.
  • Enact an excise tax of at least one-cent-per-ounce on sugary drinks and earmark the revenue for community-based obesity prevention programs.

Congress

  • Prohibit the sale, serving and marketing of sugary drinks on K-12 public school campuses.
  • Mandate that the Food and Drug Administration require sugary drink manufacturers to include a warning label on the front of all products listing the number of teaspoons of added sugar.
  • Require the Federal Trade Commission to develop and implement standards to limit advertising of sugary drinks to children under age 16.
  • Enact an excise tax of at least one-cent-per-ounce on sugary drinks and earmark the revenue for community-based obesity prevention programs.

 

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