Challenges with Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

Did you know that moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week? I know for me I drink at least a slurpee a day. Not great, but it’s become a bad habit. The average soft drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar per container, and the average 355 ml glass of orange juice has just 8 tsp. A good majority of moms are not making any effort to replace pop with healthier alternatives. And younger moms swap pop for juice, yet many fruit juices contain even more sugar than soft drinks. We as a society need to start looking at healthier options.

Take the 7 DAY CHALLENGE – Live Healthy. Live Bubbly

Taking their commitment to helping families live a healthier life, Nestlé Waters Canada is challenging Canadians to Live Healthy. Live Bubbly. take the 7 DAY CHALLENGE by swapping one sugared beverage with  Nestlé® Pure Life® Sparkling Natural Spring Water as a mom I will admit we have soft drinks in my home. I guess you kinda think it’s no big deal. Until I look in the fridge and realize a 12 pack of pop was just consumed by three kids in less than 2 days. That’s an outrageous amount of sugar being consumed. Not right! Especially when Nestlé has great tasting options in Original, Mandarin, Orange, Raspberry Lime, Lemon and Lime.

Both my boys are incredibly active. I am not however. I miss walking, bike riding and I know I need to upgrade my water intake. When I think about the number of teaspoons of sugar I’m actually drinking, and my kids are drinking per container. It makes me very concerned. I also had no idea my favorite like orange juice contains 8 tsp of sugar. That’s not cool! The World Health Organization suggests we only consume 6 tsp of sugar as an adult. I’m like up near 30 in a day with what I eat and drink. That’s sick. No wonder our country is plagued with diabetes. So we are taking the pledge

Being a blogger these tips above are extremely helpful. I never thought of having water at my desk. I always opt for something sugary thinking it will help me stay focused while working, and more energized. I realize now that’s just not true. I’ve started taking more breaks, moving around, using speech to text and giving my body the breaks it needs during the day. 

This is big one for me and I’m realizing now for my family. Boys get hungry, they come in after school and eat burritos, chips, popcorn, and really making unhealthy choices for themselves and it’s because so am I. I love the brushing the teeth tip on keeping cravings at a all time low.

This week we replaced the chips and sugary snacks with carrots and celery, low fat homemade dip, apples and whole wheat bread. I’m now more aware of items that contain lots of sugar. We are all cutting back. It’s not just important — it’s life saving! 

Make sure you take the pledge to keep your family healthy, active and living a great lifestyle!


  1. Dave B September 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I’ve been able to move my kids (aged 10 & 13) over to “bubbly” water instead of soft drinks. Another thing is that the sugar contained in most pop drinks is not even sugar as we know it. Refined corn syrup is not the same as plain old cane sugar that was used when these pop drinks were first but on the market.

    1. Jodi Shaw - Site Author September 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      That is so true. I just tried a rootbeer with cane sugar and man it was so tasty and not too sweet. Nothing like the syrupy crap we are drinking today 🙂 thanks for commenting Dave

  2. Yuen C September 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for all the great tips!


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