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NB3 unveils interactive resource for communities to reduce SSBs, increase water consumption

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation has released a new interactive resource for communities interested in increasing consumption of drinking water in place of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB).

“Increase Healthy Beverage Consumption and Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs): A Community Roadmap,” displays easy-to-understand concepts, developed from high-level research. The Roadmap guides users through five steps, each offering specific information, links and resources. Recognizing that every community’s needs are different, this community roadmap will help inform each unique journey, from early visioning through evaluation, without being overly prescriptive. This resource is the result of NB3 Foundation’s leadership as part of a two-year Water First! journey with eight community partners. Together, this learning community explored and shared methods and strategies for making water a first-choice drink in their communities. NB3 Foundation has partnered with the National Drinking Water Alliance and the National Tribal Water Center to build this interactive roadmap to assist communities everywhere.

“We know that when we consume sugary drinks our risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dental issues and obesity increases. This community road map is a great starting point and learning tool for communities who are working to make positive change and improve community health,” said NB3 Foundation COO, Jon Driskell. “What is great about this interactive map is that it includes tips, resources and examples from our community partners and partner organizations who have been through the process.”

Whether you are contemplating strategies to improve community health, are already working to reduce SSB consumption or increase drinking of water, or are simply looking for information for Indigenous communities, check out this fun and interactive resource.


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