Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink

Join the fight against sugar-sweetened beverages, the number one source of added sugar in our diets

Author: MAPP Project Staff/Friday, January 4, 2013/Categories: Home Page, MAPP

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According to the CDC, in the United States, 1/3 of children and 2/3 of adults are overweight or obese. It is estimated that by 2030, 42% of all adults will be obese, costing an additional $550 billion in health care expenditures. Not only will health care costs add up, sugar sweetened beverages aid in increasing the obesity rates which is linked to many life-threatening diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Did you know that sugar sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugars in the American diet? Sugar sweetened beverages are any beverage with added caloric sweetener including soda, any other carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, sport drinks, energy drinks, powdered drinks, sweetened tea or coffee drinks & flavor-enhanced water.

Join the fight against sugar-sweetened beverages, by taking part in the Rethink Your Drink Campaign! The Rethink Your Drink Campaign is an educational campaign from the MAPP Chronic Care Action team, in partnership with the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, to engage Will County citizens and agencies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by:

  • Educating the public on the health hazards of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Identifying, developing, and activating community advocates to promote the campaign.
  • Developing policies, environmental and systemic changes to reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages.

The Will County MAPP Collaborative offers the following free materials to assist your efforts to increase awareness of the Rethink Your Drink Campaign in our county. Worksites, schools, early childhood education centers, hospitals, nonprofits, and other agencies are encouraged to order materials to support their campaign. Please use the order form below to order free printed materials or click materials to open files for immediate free download.

 

 

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We highly recommend utilizing our Rethink Your Drink Toolkit to enhance your campaign plan

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