You Do Not Need Sugary Drinks to Stay Hydrated
According to the Center for Disease Control, one-third of children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Sugar-sweetened beverages aid in increasing the obesity rates which are linked to many life-threatening diseases like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
The campaign encourages residents to take a 30-day challenge and reduce or eliminate sugary drinks from their diets. Through local media messages and a comprehensive website, the campaign will also encourage local Will County organizations to host Rethink Your Drink events at their sites and remind their clients, students, or workforce to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake. Organizations can visit the website: www.wilretwww.wilrethinkyourdrink.org to obtain a free toolkit and free printed materials.
We want to promote healthy living in Will County,” Harris said. “By reminding our residents to “Rethink Your Drink”, we think this is a good start to adopting new behaviors.