Sweet Enough

Skip the sugary drinks because your life, your home, and you are sweet enough.

Swap out your sweet drinks and reduce your chances of diabetes, heart, or liver disease.

Choose water or lightly sweetened beverages over sugary ones.

You are sweet enough.

Carry a water bottle with you and fill it thoughout the day.

Life is sweet enough.

Don't keep sugar-sweetened beverages in the house. Keep a jug of water in the fridge as an alternative.

Home is sweet enough.

For an added pop of flavor, add fresh fruit to your water.

You are sweet enough.

Mix sparkling water and fruit juice for a healthier carbonated drink.

Home is sweet enough.

We're all human. If you opt to have a sugar-sweetened beverage, smaller sized is the way to go.

Life is sweet enough.

Sugar Facts

What are sugar-sweetened beverages?

  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Honey

How does sugar impact your health?

Liquid sugar, such as in sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks, is the leading source of added sugar in the American diet, representing 36% of the added sugar we consume.

How much sugar are Americans consuming in a day?

Americans consume 3-6 times more added sugar than the maximum recommended amount by the American Heart Association and CDC. That’s 93 grams, or 22 teaspoons!

How much is recommended to consume each day?

  • Maximum consumption for women and children per day:
    25 Grams /6 teaspoons

  • Maximum consumption for men per day:
    36 Grams /9 teaspoons

Swap Ideas


Sweet Enough At Home

The best strategy for reducing sugary drink consumption for you and your family is to keep them out of your home. If they aren’t easily accessible in the refrigerator cupboard, it’s less likely that your kids will ask for them – out of sight, out of mind! It can save you from having to say no, and can make it easier for you to avoid them too.

Here’s some additional tips and strategies for reducing sugary drink consumption at home:

  • Try swapping soda for seltzer and a splash of juice
  • At meal time, put a pitcher of ice water on the table – add some berries or citrus slices to make is feel special
  • Bring out special glasses or colorful plastic cups for water, milk, or lightly or unsweetened tea to make the the beverage feel like a treat

Sweet Enough At Hospitals

As the centers for health and wellness in their communities, hospitals are in a unique position to influence nutrition choices through the offerings in the hospital cafes. Some hospitals in Vermont and other parts of the country have opted to phase out sugary drinks from their campuses. Use this flyer to start the conversation with your hospital food service and leadership.

How to get started:

  • Contact us to discuss a customized plan for your hospital
  • And/or connect with your colleagues at Gifford Medical Center
    and/or UVMMC to learn about their phased approach to
    reducing sugary drinks on their hospital campuses (RiseVT can make those connections, if needed).

In addition to a customized plan for merchandising, RiseVT can supply signage for your beverage coolers. Also, to encourage water consumption, Hydration Station signage can be added near your water fountains:





School Resources

Put this sign up above the drinking fountains in your school to encourage kids and school staff to drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Individual Resources

Get the Sweet Enough Facebook profile frame.
Create a conversation around reducing sugary drink consumption! Make sure to like the RiseVT Facebook page in order to add the frame.