The Soda and Sugar-free Resource Page


Healthy City Fall River is urging children of all ages, and adults as well, to pledge to reduce or eliminate sugary drinks from their diet. This includes more than four ounces of fruit juice a day, sports and energy drinks!


Instead of soda and other sugary drinks, what should you be drinking?


Water all you want, preferably from the tap or a bubbler

Seltzer   if you want something fizzy

Non-flavored milk

Diet soda once in a while


  • The average person eats almost 175 pounds of sugar a year, about half  a pound of sugar every day, most of it from sugary drinks!

  • Sugar has no nutritional value and only adds calories, which most people do not need. At high amounts, it's actually a liver toxin!

  • A third of school-aged children in Fall river are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of lifelong problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

  • Food that contain sugars of any kind can contribute to tooth decay.

Click here for an additional page of video and audio resources.

Click here for copies of articles about the problems associated with sugar

Click here for  and article entitled "Sugar - The Basics"

Click on any of the titles below for more information or other resources:

10 Reasons to quit sugar

Six ways to kick added sugar out

Why the Let's Move Campaign is failing

Children found to gain weight during the summer

Consumption of Added Sugar Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 20052008

It's time fruit juice loses its wholesome image, some experts say

Is diet soda bad for you?

The American Dental Association statement on Diet and Oral Health

Click here to see soda's impact on the body

Click on any of the videos below for to learn more about the harmful effects of sugar: