Upstream Public Health

About the Partnership:

Jennifer Luong of Upstream Public Health

MIKE Program welcomed Upstream Public Health into the classroom for an engaging presentation on sugar-sweetened beverages. Based on Upstream’s research on the amounts of sugar in popular beverages, the hands-on presentation offered teens a striking look at what they drink, and what options they have to reduce their sugar intake.

About Upstream Public Health:

Upstream Public Health advocates for public health policy solutions to improve the health of all Oregonians. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was founded in 2002 as a way to promote health in the social, economic, political, and community conditions affecting Oregonians.  Upstream focuses its efforts on the following issues: healthy schools, tobacco prevention, transportation and land use, climate change, dental health, health equity, and food and nutrition.

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Photo: Jennifer Luong, a community outreach and education intern with Upstream, uses popular beverage containers to show the amount of actual sugar added.