Free bottled water for local organizations promoting water over sugary drinks

Originally posted by Allie Hinds on WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- In connection with the Healthy Kingsport program, the Live Sugarfreed campaign announced Tuesday it will give free bottled water to local organizations.

The campaign is encouraging Kingsport businesses, churches, or school systems to commit to promoting drinking water instead of sugary beverages.

If organizations pledge to do this, they can sign up to get a free three-month supply of bottled water delivered to them.

Healthy Kingsport’s Executive Director Kandy Childress said this campaign is aimed at fighting the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics in our region.

“Three out of four people that we see basically are overweight or obese and we know research tells us that sugary beverages are a major contributors to that,” Childress said.

If your organization is interested you can visit Healthy Kingsport’s website www.healthykingsport.org to get signed up.