Rethink Your Drink: Win Prizes and Learn About Nutrition

Drinks from Rethink your drinkPress release from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:

Learn how to reduce sugar intake and improve overall health at Rethink Your Drink Day on Wednesday, May 16. Community residents can participate in this Statewide Day of Action right here in Humboldt County.

Join Healthy Communities, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County and Changing Tides Family Services at Eureka Grocery Outlet Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities like riding the smoothie bike, creating your own infused water, and playing “guess how much sugar is in the drink,” to win free prizes. Healthy Communities is a division of the Public Health branch of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says almost half of all sugar consumed in the country comes from sugary drinks such as soda, energy and sports drinks. Added sugars can contribute to weight gain and obesity. According to Humboldt County’s Health Officer Dr. Donald Baird, more than 60 percent of adults in the county are overweight or obese which can contribute to numerous health problems.

Water is beneficial in staying hydrated and feeling refreshed. Rethink Your Drink Day serves as a reminder to eliminate unnecessary sugars and build healthier habits.

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  • Cool idea. Myself, I’m a tea drinker, hot and cold and sparkling water. And good old fashioned water. Lots of it!

  • Almost always water here, rarely sparkling juice… I don’t understand why people want sugarwater.

  • White sugar the true gateway drug!
    Harder to kick than tobacco and cocaine combined.
    If you can stop heavy sugar intake for 30 days you’ll be amazed at how sweet most of the drinks and foods really are, its crazy!!!!
    Was once kept under lock and key by religious men as they said it made people “act insane”.

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  • unbridled philistine

    I want to be placed in a Pepsi urn when I pass! Pepsi is my addiction, No alcohol or cigs for me just cherry pepsi…My wife says I need more water but I use alot of ice so there you go..


    Are they going to address alcohol intake?
    That would be a good opportunity to show the negative effects of booze as well,since these kids are going to step into a community full of booze sponsorship and stores with walls of it taller than they are.

    Sponsored by Grocery Outlet? Nice try. Ever looked in there? Sugar and booze.
    Jimmy Beam never had a temperance meeting…

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