Healthy Beverage Initiative
Organizations are eliminating the sale of sugar sweetened beverages
A how-to guide for you and your organization -
Americans consume an average of 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar per day and the main source is sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks.
Behavioral economics research has shown that people tend to make beverage choices based on convenience and accessibility. By making it easy to purchase healthy beverages while opting out of promoting sugar-sweetened ones, organizations can use their procurement powers to promote health.
More and more workplaces, schools and health systems are choosing to stop selling sugar-sweetened beverages while promoting healthier options. This can be done without limiting individual choice: individuals can always bring in their own sugary drinks even if they aren't sold by the organization.
Your organization can be a part of the effort to reduce sugar consumption while promoting health. Download our resource kit for a how-to on launching your own Healthy Beverage Initiative.
Any sugar added in preparation of foods, either at the table, in the kitchen or in the processing plant. This may include sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and others.SugarScience Glossary
(SSB) Means the same as liquid sugar, or sugary drinks.SugarScience Glossary
Means the same as sugar-sweetened beverages or liquid sugars.SugarScience Glossary
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