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Free Nutrition Education Available!
Our Nutrition Services direct education team is available to assist your organization in bringing free Nutrition Education to the community you serve! We offer the following nutrition education programs:
- Single 30-60 minute presentations on a variety of nutrition topics
- Nutrition/Cooking 6-class series (Cooking for Health Academy)
For more information about our programs, check out our brochure.
To request a presentation or a 6-class Cooking for Health series, please complete the attached Nutrition Education Request Form.
Alameda County Launches Aggressive “Soda Free Summer” Advertising Campaign
OAKLAND, CA, AUGUST 12, 2013 … “You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar. Why are you drinking them?” That’s the question plastered on buses, BART trains and billboards around Alameda County with today’s launch of an aggressive Soda Free Summer advertising campaign. Sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), the campaign invites Alameda County residents to learn about the negative health consequences of sugary drinks and join friends, neighbors and co-workers in taking the Soda Free Summer pledge.
“With this advertising and social media campaign, we’re hoping we can help people move away from sugary drinks to healthier beverages like water. We know this simple step can have a huge impact on people’s weight and health,” says Diane Woloshin, ACPHD Nutrition Services director. “Sodas, sports, energy and other sugar-loaded drinks are the single largest source of added sugar in the diet. All of these extra calories contribute to obesity and related chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.”
To complement the billboard and transit advertising campaign, a special Soda Free Summer Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sodafreesummer) lets residents sign the Soda Free Summer pledge, learn more about the health implications of drinking liquid sugar and explore tips and techniques to kick the sugary beverage habit. The campaign starts today and runs until the end of summer.
By pledging to a Soda Free Summer, participants commit to drinking water, non-fat or low-fat milk, unsweetened iced tea and limited amounts of 100 percent fruit juice instead of sugary drinks. Individuals can also be soda free role models for family, friends and coworkers, and advocate for soda free policies in places where they live, work, play and learn.
Since its launch in 2007, the Soda Free Summer campaign has inspired thousands of residents and hundreds of organizations to make a lasting commitment to good health by reducing or eliminating sweetened beverages.
For more information about the Soda Free Summer campaign, contact Alameda County Public Health Department’s Nutrition Services at (510) 595-6454 or visit www.sodafreesummer.org.