Healthy Beverages

Jeffco Sips Smart aims to improve the health of all people in Jeffco by increasing healthy beverage consumption through education, partnerships and advocating for increased availability and supportive policies.

Healthy Beverages Data

Sugar-sweetened beverages (soda, sports and energy drinks, sweetened teas, fruit drinks) are the leading source of added sugars in Americans’ diets.

  • Drinking just one sugary drink per day increases a person's risk for type 2 diabetes by 25%, for childhood obesity by 55%, and for death from heart disease by nearly 33%.
  • In Colorado, children ages 1 to 14 consumed at least one sugary beverage per day (Colorado Child Health Survey):
    • 15% of White children
    • 29% of African-American children
    • 30% of Latino/Hispanic children

To learn more, visit Jeffco Sips Smart’s website.