Helpful Soda Free Summer Tips! Small choices make a big difference! Try replacing soda with pure, free refreshing water as often as you can.
Helpful Soda Free Summer Tips! Water is the best! Add a slice of orange, lemon. lime or cucumber to your water for very few calories and lots of flavor!
Helpful Soda Free Summer Tips! Ordering water instead of soda in restaurants just once a week save you $78 and 12,480 calories every year!
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Alameda County Public Health Department, Nutrition Services is proud to continue the sugar education efforts we started back in 2007 when we first launched the Soda Free Summer campaign. Through continued partnership with Bay Area sugar savvy counties, we have inspired thousands of residents and hundreds of organizations to make a lasting commitment to good health by reducing or eliminating sugar sweetened beverages and sugary foods.  And we’re not stopping now.

We invite you to check out the newest Bay Area campaigns below. These resources aim to educate folks about both the harmful effects of sugar and the marketing tactics used by the sugary beverage industry. Moreover, we hope they inspire policy changes that will increase access to healthy drinks, limit marketing to kids and, provide funds for sugary drink education.

Last but not least, we continue to be proud of the work done by our public health partners across the nation. Check it out: from the West Coast to the East Coast and all areas in between, Americans are getting sugar savvy and taking action to create healthier communities!

That’s right – no matter what these campaigns are called, we’re all on the same team and we want YOU to join us. It’s time.

Used with permission from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Choose Health LA initiative.

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As our friends at BANPAC say, “Pledge the Practice! Pass the Policy!” Advocating for and passing simple soda free policies is easier than you might think.

  • Be a role model. Drink more water. Cut out or cut back on sugary drinks.
  • Use our materials and help us spread the word in your community.
  • Follow us and share our messages and videos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Become an advocate and encourage soda free policies


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