Your membership in the Better Choices Coalition is another vote against the excessive sugar in drinks.
























BETTER BEVERAGE CHOICES RESOLUTION

  • BECAUSE

    we want children in Howard County to grow up healthy; and

  • BECAUSE

    at least 1 out of every 4 children in Howard County is obese or overweight; and

  • BECAUSE

    as they age, obese children will suffer from higher rates of costly and
    life-threatening diseases; and

  • BECAUSE

    sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar in a child’s diet and have been linked with higher rates of childhood obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke; and

  • BECAUSE

    buying healthier drinks for home use can improve family life by helping children to eat better, sleep better, be more alert in class, crave fewer sweet foods, get fewer cavities, and even lose extra weight; and

  • BECAUSE

    providing better beverage choices is a simple change that will greatly improve the health of Howard County children and their families.

MY ORGANIZATION WILL

  • Supply better beverage choices at meetings and events especially water, low-calorie, and calorie-free drinks. Replace the sugary sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks.
  • Provide better beverage choices in our vending machines, cafeterias, and break rooms, and encourage these options by making them most numerous and/or less expensive than sugary drinks. Include signage when possible to help direct people to the healthiest choices available.
  • Educate our members/employees/visitors about how sugary drinks hurt health and how providing better choices improves family life. We will distribute coalition materials, send newsletter articles, and post social media messages.

















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