MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While making healthier food choices is a good idea for everyone, it's especially important for people living with diabetes. Beverage choices can be particularly important in managing sugar and increasing hydration levels. For the second year in a row, SodaStream USA (Nasdaq: SODA), the world's largest sparkling water brand, is a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's® National Healthy Lunch Day™, which is recognized today, November 15. SodaStream's goal is to remind everyone that delicious and fun beverages don't have to be packed with sugar.
Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans—about one in three adults—have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. By raising awareness, providing education and supporting clinical research, the American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to end diabetes and its deadly consequences.
"Our commitment to helping Americans make healthy beverage choices is the reason SodaStream is excited about sponsoring the American Diabetes Association's National Healthy Lunch Day," said Doug Pritchard, president of SodaStream, North America. He continued, "Delicious sparkling water you can make at home is one of the best ways to enjoy a beverage that doesn't come packed with sugar. SodaStream is also a great way to boost healthy hydration overall. We know that SodaStream owners consume 43 percent more water than people without one."
National Healthy Lunch Day raises awareness about the need to make healthy choices at lunchtime. The goal of this awareness day is to ignite a dialogue about the importance of healthy eating and move the country toward healthier lunch habits on Tuesday, November 15, and beyond.
"We are proud to have the support of SodaStream for National Healthy Lunch Day," said Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol, vice president of lifestyle management for the American Diabetes Association. "Carbonated, unsweetened beverages can be a good option when you're looking to mix up your midday meal."
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn) #HealthyLunchDay
SodaStream is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of sparkling water makers. It operates in 45 countries, and its products are available in more than 70,000 retail stores on five continents. SodaStream enables consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water in seconds. By making ordinary water more exciting and fun to drink, SodaStream helps consumers love their water. SodaStream sparkling water makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative alternative to consumers wanting to reduce bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks. SodaStream products promote health and wellness, are environmentally friendly and cost effective, and are customizable and fun to use. To learn more about how SodaStream makes water exciting, follow SodaStream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, visit www.sodastream.com.
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