Don't Drink Your Sugar

Are you pouring on the pounds?

Summary of Grant to Reduce Availability of Sugary Drinks in Community Organizations

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County was awarded NYS Healthy Heart funds to help reduce the availability of sugary drinks in community organizations. The additional funds were made available through an amendment to the existing Community Gardens Project grant, with funds lasting through March 31, 2012.

Jacky Knoll-Carr, MSHSA, was hired as educator for this grant and set up the short term program for CCE. Jacky has a Masters degree in Health Services Administration and New York State teaching certification in Health. She has worked as both a health educator and health care manager. Also working on this program as Educators are Autumn Blood and Neisa Pantalia and Eat Smart NY Program Coordinator, Betty Clark.

The funds allowed outreach to approximately 25 businesses, organizations and schools on the topic of reducing the availability of sugary drinks. This included demonstrations and a presentation about “Pouring on the Pounds”.

Ten organizations signed on as partners to work on wellness policies. These policy partners also received materials to provide healthy beverage options within their organizations.

For more information about this project, please contact CCE-Chenango County.


Betty Clark
Environmental Nutritionist, Eat Smart New York
(607) 334-5841 ext. 1132

Last updated November 4, 2014