DHF is conducting a Sugary Drink Campaign to reduce the consumption of artificially sweetened beverages in the communities where we organize. This is a targeted approach towards addressing obesity and other health issues related to diet such as diabetes.
In August 2011, over 30 parents graduated from a six week training course to discuss the dangers of sugar sweetened beverages with their children and governing bodies such as school boards. These parents will join their respective School Wellness Committees to revise and implement School Wellness Policies.
DHF has developed a task force of partners that shares in our vision of reducing the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages within our communities. Current partners include California Project Lean, the Arvin Family Resource Center, Arvin School District, Building Healthy Communities, & Kern County Department of Health. Together, we work to increase parent engagement around the issue of sugar sweetened beverage consumption, especially within schools.