The Initiative


Healthy Kids:

Kids should have healthy drink choices everywhere they eat. By changing restaurant kid’s meal menus we can normalize healthy habits. Check out Voices for Healthy Kids and Center for Science in the Public Interest’s fact sheet on how healthy restaurant kid’s meals improve their diet and health.

The Facts:

Despite Denver’s reputation as a healthy city, we continue to struggle to provide healthy environments for our kids. Sugary drinks are harmful to kids’ health. Sugary drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease fatty liver and tooth decay.

  • Denver kids are drinking too many sugary drinks every day.
  • Research shows that today’s kids are consuming nearly 30 gallons of sugary drinks each year.
  • Kids need nutritious food and drinks to grow up healthy.