Marin County Announces Summer Soda Ban
San Francisco’s Marin County won’t be enjoying any fizzy beverages this summer. According to city statements, the Marin Board of Supervisors announced that the months of June, July and August would be named a “Soda Free Summer.” In a statement from officials, this notion was launched in 2011 to support the efforts of hospitals, schools and other community organizations that are trying to make beneficial health changes in the area.
Located in the northern San Francisco Bay area, Marin County wants to make its soda ban enjoyable for residents, and to do this local officials have promoted a website called sodafreesummer.org that has interesting information for those interested in fun soda facts. A “Soda Free Summer” YouTube contest is also in effect, which offers $500 to the best relevant video submitted. Marin County’s soda ban could also motivate those taking online cooking courses to come up with summer drinks that are healthy and delicious.
According to Marin County statistics, Americans consume between 250 and 300 more calories per day than they did in the previous generation. This being said, officials hope that this temporary strategy will encourage people to give up soda for good, or at least decrease their intake.