WHY GO SODA-FREE ON SUNDAYS?
Why Sunday? It’s easier to start small by passing on pop (and other beverages made with added sugar) just one day a week. Sunday is a good day to make changes as a family or community.
Nutritional value. Sugar-sweetened drinks, like soda, are full of empty calories. They can harm teeth and bones and contribute to weight gain – that can lead to health problems like high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
Obesity in Kansas. One in three Kansas kids is overweight or obese. For adults, that number jumps to two in three. Passing on soda – and other sweet drinks – just once a week is an easy way to improve overall health.
What about diet soda? Even diet soda can be bad for your health. The artificial sweeteners found in diet soda can make you crave sweet foods and ultimately consume more calories.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
We’re asking individuals, families, businesses and organizations to come together to skip soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages one day a week. Join us in building healthier communities so that all Kansans can live healthy, productive lives.
Complete the pledge below and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/PassOnPop. Then, share your commitment with friends and family, and encourage others to Pass on Pop.
I’m going soda-free on Sundays!
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