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No To Sugar Challenge 2019

Say NO To Sugar 2019

Join the #GCFSugarPledge




According to medical and public health officials, excessive intake of sugar can negatively impact our minds and our bodies. High-sugar diets have been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. Research evidence suggests that high-sugar diets can lead to obesity, inflammation and high triglyceride, blood sugar and blood pressure levels — all risk factors for heart disease.


At GrassROOTS we are devoted to promoting and supporting wellness by helping our community members eat healthier and move more. We are also committed to sharing information that helps us all live and longer healthier lives. In so doing we hope to reduce the incidences of obesity and optimize well-being. For these reasons, we are reducing and/or eliminating artificial sugars from our daily diets.


We are choosing healthy, natural sugars from fruits and we are opting for a largely plant-based diet.


For the month of July, join us by saying No To Sugar.


Take the #GCFSugarPledge today.



  • Sodas
  • Fruit juices (high fructose)
  • White breads
  • Fried foods
  • Alcohol
  • Processed foods
  • Foods in noisy plastic bags (i.e, chips, cookies, etc)
  • Candies



  • Hot breakfast with protein-daily
  • Fresh Fruits
  • A vegetable at each meal (if possible, dark leafy greens)
  • Nuts (if not allergic)
  • Lean proteins (fish, chicken, lean beef)
  • Whole grain snacks
  • Plant-based meals


Post your nutritious food choices and healthy meals on Instagram.  Use the hashtags #GCFSugarPledge #investingirls. Please remember to tag @grassrootsfound to be included in the contest.


The person with the most active participation as measured by the number of Instagram posts wins a $100 gift card. You can also follow the 2018 winner, Monica Cato-Brown @monicacatobrownon IG and the 2017 winner Dr. Olivia Affuso @oliviaadventures.


Previous winners have coupled their healthy eating with at least 30 minutes of movement each day. If time is limited join us by doing one mile of walking each day of the week. #1greenmile


Contest starts July 8th  and end August 2nd.


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