This webinar introduces the Minnesota Healthy Beverages in Healthcare Toolkit, a new set of resources geared to support efforts to develop and build healthy beverages programs in Minnesota healthcare facilities. It also provides a case study of how Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego implemented a healthy beverage program; explains the Minnesota Commons Health Hospital Challenge, which includes a sugary drink sales elimination pledge; and provides practical tips and strategies for starting a conversation within a healthcare facility about this important issue.
Sugary drinks are the leading contributor of calories and added sugars to the American diet, and play a key role in the obesity epidemic. Growing numbers of hospitals across the country and in Minnesota are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption within their facilities as a way to promote healthier environments for staff, patients and visitors, and to model health-promoting choices.
This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:
- Julie Ralston Aoki, Public Health Law Center
- Stacia Clinton, Health Care Without Harm
- Cheri Fidler & Marybeth Schlichtholz, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
- Jamie Harvie, Institute for a Sustainable Future
- Karen Nitzkorski, PartnerSHIP4Health