Friday, April 8, 2016

Soda Sales Down, Water Sales Up!

The Takoma Regional Hospital Surrender Your Soda Challenge was a success! Reports from the Takoma Café reveal that since we began the No Soda Challenge, soda sales have taken a significant dive! In fact, soda sales have decreased 35% and even more exciting, water sales have gone up. 

We had 103 participants at Takoma who completed the No Soda Challenge for the month of February and we are very pleased with this turnout the first time around! In addition, one of our awesome Creation Health coaches' Jennie Smith (who happens to be the Assistant Girls Softball Coach at Greeneville High School) challenged her softball team to take the No Soda Challenge with us. She had 16 girls participate, along with head coach Bob Fortel. Everyone said that they enjoyed the challenge and that even though it is “over” they are going to continue to do it! Many of them said that they had lost anywhere from 2-6 pounds and they weren’t craving junk food anymore!

Also, congratulations to our fitness prize winners: Laura Crum, Kim Kishbaugh, Kassie Lawson, Bethany Martin, Laura Walther, Sharon Hensley & Christina Greene! Let’s keep the challenge going by continuing to decrease our soda intake while increasing our water intake. One of the simplest tricks for drinking more water is to keep a bottle of it on your desk. It’s easy to take a swig regularly if you’ve got water in arm’s reach – and if you keep the cap on the bottle, there’s no chance of a spillage!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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