HEALA develops evidence-based mass media campaigns to raise the public’s awareness of the harms of excessive consumption of unhealthy foods and the most effective policy-related solutions to the problem. The campaigns illuminate the role that industry plays in making unhealthy foods widely accessible in communities and amplifies the voices of individuals, particularly those at risk of developing obesity and associated NCDs, to demand policies that will make the food system more conducive for healthier diets.
Are You Drinking Yourself Sick?
How do sugary drinks effect you and your family? The average 500ml bottle of sugary drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, and can have devastating and long term health impacts. Don’t drink yourself sick.
My Journey - What sugary drinks did to me
Does this look familiar? You have a breakfast juice, the long ride to work energy drink, the tea time pick-me up and a few glasses of fizzy drink over dinner. But that many sugary drinks a day adds up, and all that sugar can bring on obesity which causes type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Are you drinking yourself sick? Make the change today. Go with water, soda water or milk instead.