Replacing Fountain Soda Machine
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) are leading sources of added sugars in the American diet. 75% of the food items sold in the Lakeside Cafeteria at Winona Health meet the Mindful criteria for wellness. Only 41% of beverages sold in the cafeteria meet the same wellness criteria. Each year, customers purchase 6,117 cups of soda from the cafeteria, which translates to 2,664 pounds of sugar. A SHIP mini grant helped to replace the fountain soda machine with an ice and water dispenser and a hydration station featuring naturally flavored waters and refreshers.