Webinar: Healthy Beverage Environments

Oct 17, 2012 by

Webinar: Healthy Beverage Environments

Do you work in an organization that wants to create a healthier environment for its staff and visitors? Maybe your vending machines are loaded with sugary drinks, or perhaps water is not easily accessible at meetings or at your desk? Join COPC, Seattle Children’s and Public Health – Seattle & King County for this “how to” webinar and start making the healthy choice the easy choice where you work.

Creating a Healthier Beverage Environment in Your Organization

Monday, October 29, 2012 2:00pm – 2:45 pm

A Webinar Presented by:
Jim Krieger, MD, MPH, Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health – Seattle and King County
Lenna Liu, MD, MPH, Pediatrician, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Professor, UW School of Medicine
Jennifer Trott, MPH, Associate Director, Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

Did you know that:

  • The average soda has more than 16 teaspoons of sugar?
  • The consumption of sugary drinks has been linked to risks for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and hypertension?
  • Organizations can help support the health of their employees and customers by adopting healthy beverage policies that promote water and other healthy drinks?

In this “how to” webinar on organizational approaches to creating a healthier beverage environment, Dr. James Krieger will present recently released data on the sugary drink consumption habits of youth in King County. Dr. Lenna Liu will provide information about Seattle Children Hospital’s successful experience with eliminating sugary drinks from its vending machines and cafeteria. Finally, Jennifer Trott will close with some resources, tips and hints on how your organization can make healthy changes, one step at a time.

RSVP and login information

Space is limited, so please RSVP for this webinar by emailing Anne Pearson at anne.pearson@kingcounty.gov.

**On the day of the webinar, you can join the program at the following link https://nwcphp.ilinc.com/join/yhypzwy andbydialing206-205-0999.You must both click on the link AND dial this number for audio and visual.

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