Through a collaboration between ADA’s School Walk and Food N’ Me, McKinney ISD’s elementary schools took part in a successful Sugar Challenge last week. Participating students abstained from drinking 5,300 pounds of sugar* by agreeing to forgo soda and sugary drinks for one week. That amount is equal to a savings of $48,000 by not buying these drinks!
Your school or district can pre-register to participate in the Food N’ Me program to educate children about sugar and healthy eating. Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if in North Texas contact Sandy Peters, SPeters@diabetes.org.
*Based on the data collected from students, McKinney Elementary schools estimated 5,300 pounds of sugar was not consumed.