Alarming Facts: Obesity Threatens Our Health and Economic Future
The Truth About Sugar-Loaded Drinks
- Minority Youth Matter: Fighting Unhealthy Food and Beverage Advertising (2013)
- Sugary Drinks: Not-So-Sweet After All
- Sugary Drinks: Not-So-Sweet (en Español)
- Facts About Energy Drinks
- Facts About Sports Drinks
- Facts About Flavored Water
- Sugary Drink: Taxing Issue and Industry Myths
- Fact Sheet: Funding Obesity Prevention and Decreasing Consumption of Sugar-Load Drinks (2011)
Health Eating + Active Living Act Resources
Improving Beverage Offerings
Use this educational postcard to help people see just how much sugar is in sugary drinks and how that impacts their health.
This Healthy Beverage Toolkit for Healthcare is intended to assist hospitals, health centers and other organizations with similar missions to implement policies and programs that support the health of the community they serve by improving their beverage offerings. Includes best practices for promoting healthy beverage choices based on current science, public health research, and national recommendations and standards.
Competitive Foods in Schools:
Building on the Controlling Junk Food and the Bottom Line report, in October 2014 the Illinois Public Health Institute released the five tip sheets below to help schools implement Smart Snacks in School while minimizing negative financial impact. In November 2014, IPHI hosted a webinar to share strategies, best practices and success stories from schools implementing improved nutrition standards across the country. Access the webinar here.
Enhanced Physical Education in Illinois:
This free online manual, developed by Golden Apple awardee Sandy Noel in collaboration with the Illinois Public Health Institute, provides a variety of lesson plans and activities to help students develop the skills needed for life –long physical activity. Learn more.
A free resource on policy and implementation information in areas such as physical activity, alternative scheduling, healthy vending, and breastfeeding support. Additionally, it contains
information about assessing current worksite wellness and forming a committee.