Resources

Cut Back on Sugary Drinks
Make Better Drink Choices

Tips and tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help cut back on sugary drinks

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Soda Free Summer Campaign Materials

Tips sheets, activities, posters and more to help parents, kids, teachers and other childcare providers cut back on sugary drinks

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CA WIC Handout

1 page handout that includes a pledge to be role model, spa water recipes, instructions on how to calculate the amount of sugar in drinks and tips for drinking more water

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Drink Water
Potter the Otter

First 5 campaign that includes facts, activities, coloring sheets and more to get kids to love drinking water

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Health Benefits of Water

Information from WebMD about the health benefits of water and 6 reasons to drink it

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Marketing to Youth
Sugary Drink FACTS

Information about the nutrition of sugary drinks and how they are marketed to youth

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Open Truth Campaign

Learn more about how the beverage industry targets marketing to youth

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Childhood Obesity
Children’s BMI Calculator

Use this tool from the CDC to find out if your child is a healthy weight

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Let’s Move!

The First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce childhood obesity by creating healthy environments for kids, empowering caregivers, providing and increasing access to healthy food and increasing physical activity

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SaludAmerica

Online network to prevent obesity among Latino children

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Tips to Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

Information from the CDC about the health risks of childhood obesity and what parents can do to help prevent their kids from becoming overweight or obese

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All About Added Sugar
Added Sugar

Information from the Mayo Clinic about added sugar and why it is a problem

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CA WIC Poster

Poster that shows how many teaspoons of sugar are in common drinks

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Sugar Calculator

Use this calculator to find out how much sugar is in your drink or the drinks you serve your kids

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SugarScience

Scientific information and resources on the health impacts of consuming too much sugar

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Community Resources and Partners
Healthy & Active Before 5 Link
CA WIC Program Link
Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) Link
California Project Lean Link
First 5 Contra Costa Link