"Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine." ~ Slovakian Proverb
Looking for drinks that are healthy and taste good too?
Check out www.BetterBeverageFinder.org
Meet our Howard County "Better Beverage" Coordinators:
Robi M. Rawl, MSW Executive Director for Sugar Free Kids www.SugarFreeKidsMD.org
Au'Sha Washington, MPP, Research Associate - Horizon Foundation
SUGAR FREE KIDS MARYLAND http://www.sugarfreekidsmd.org/
GIVING THE BOOT TO SUGARY DRINKS http://www.kickthecan.info/soda-facts
HOWARD COUNTY UNSWEETENED http://www.hocounsweetened.org/
We invite you to join the Better Choice Coalition today. The coalition resolves to supply better beverage choices at meetings and events; provides better beverage choices in your vending machines, cafeterias, and break rooms; educate your members, employees and/or visitors about how sugary drinks hurt health and how providing better choices improves family life. The Coalition can provide technical assistance to help organizations make some of the easy changes outlined in the resolution. Start your way to to healthy here!
70% of elementary and middle school students and 90 percent of high school students are exposed to some type of food or drink marketing while at school. Marketing has been linked to increased consumption, which correlates with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. We challenge you to count each time you see a food or drink marketed in your neighborhood school.
"Food and Drink Marketing Common in Schools" - Genevra Pittman
"Most Parents Believe Some Sugary Drinks are Healthy Choices for Kids" - RWJF
HERE ARE A FEW HEALTHY BEVERAGE RECIPES
1. Grape Orange Fusion Water
2. Watermelon and Mint Infusion Water
3. Cucumber and Lemon Infused Water
4. Pineapple Agua Fresca