Healthy Beverages

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) supports loSugary Drink Cup with Strawwering the amount of sugary beverages people drink and encourages healthy, hydrating beverages instead. We work to ensure that serving healthy beverages is the standard, not the exception, in the places where we live, work, learn, and play!

Sugary drinks (such as soda, juice drink, fruit punch, lemonade, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas/coffees) are the single largest source of calories and added sugar for your body with no nutritional value. 

Healthy Children's Menu Campaign

TCHD has been engaged in efforts to establish policies that ensure restaurants serving bundled kids’ meals (drink included in the price) offers healthy drinks as the standard. These policies have been passed all over the country and are a great way for a community to show that they are offering the healthiest options for kids that visit restaurants in their town.

Hidden Sugar Campaign

Many parents and caregivers are not aware of sugar in some of the beverages that they give to their children. The Healthy Beverage Partnership created the Hidden Sugar Campaign to educate about the harmful effects of sugar and the high sugar content in many beverages.

Infographic showing sugary drinks and the equivalent amount of sugar in number of cookies.

Hidden Sugar Website 

Healthy Beverage Partnership

TCHD represents Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties on the regional Healthy Beverage Partnership. The Healthy Beverage Partnership is comprised of six lead agencies that represent Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, and our TCHD counties. Each agency is leading community-level work to improve beverages served, shift norms, and educate residents about the harms of sugary drinks.