Take the KGET No Sugar Challenge

If you look at the nutrition facts label on the food in your pantry and refrigerator, you'll find a common ingredient – sugar. If you're like us, you’ll be surprised to find it in bread, condiments, drinks and other food products. Although it may taste good, the effects of sugar are not sweet. Excess consumption of sugar can cause weight gain, mood swings, lowered cognitive ability and unhealthy skin, hair and nails.

We're going sugar-free during August to live healthier lives. We know the challenge will be difficult, but know the benefits will be greater. Are you up for the challenge? If so, you will find several resources to help you through the challenge. You will find recipes, tips to nix cravings and a packet to print out. Stay with 17 News as we go through this challenge together.

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Take the challenge!

Join 17 News and take the challenge with us. We've created a packet to help you along the way. It includes the pledge, what to look for, helpful guidelines, and a meal prep calendar.

Click here to download the packet

Need help with meal prep? Click here to see Victor's healthy meal prep offerings.

No Sugar Resources

Here are some sites to help you along the way

Happy. Whole. You.
Anna is a lifestyle and wellness coach in Bakersfield. Follow along and experience happiness and health.

Healthy Living
The Kern County Public Health Services Department's website for nutrition education, obesity prevention, and the Healthy Kern Initiative.

Nutrition Facts Label
The FDA's website explaining how to understand and use the Nutrition Facts labels you'll be studying during this challenge.