This exciting initiative aims to support Ohioans in their efforts to reduce the sugar in their diets and to continue to make the Buckeye State a great place to live, work and play.

“Improving the health of our city is a cause near and dear to my heart,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “I support initiatives that will help our residents live balanced lifestyles through both diet and exercise. Balance Calories Ohio provides them with the choices and information to help them on that path.”

Balance Calories Ohio will focus on three key components:

  1. Encouraging Calorie Awareness and Balance at Points-of-Purchase.
  2. Increasing Interest in and Access to Reduced-Calorie Beverage Choices.
  3. Increasing Consumers’ Awareness of Calorie Balance Through an Awareness and Engagement Program.

Through the efforts of Ohio’s beverage companies and their partners at the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks and Mid-Ohio Foodbank we look forward to having a real and lasting impact in the great state of Ohio.