Water First for Thirst!

 

Water First for Thirst is more than just a message, it is a movement to make water the easy
and appealing, first choice for children and families.


Why Water First for Thirst?
• Americans consume almost 50 gallons of sugary drinks a year – that equals 38 pounds of sugar!
• More than 38% of toddlers (age 21-24 months) consumed sugar sweetened beverages at least
one time a day in the U.S.
• Every serving of sugary drinks a child consumes increases his or her chances of becoming
overweight or obese by about 60%.
• For adults, consuming 1 or more sugary drinks each day increases the risk of developing type 2
diabetes by about 25%.
• In 2009-2010, about 40% of Ohio’s 3rd graders were consuming 2 or more sugary drinks a day.

 

Make Water First for Thirst a part of your employee wellness program using the Water First for Thirst toolkit and modifiable resources below:

 

Water First for Thirst Toolkit

 

Toolkit Resources

Additional promotional brochures, posters, infographics, social media messages, and recipe cards are available from the Ohio Department of Health at no cost. Access these free materials to promote your Water Fist for Thirst efforts by clicking HERE

 

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/nutrition/index.html
    Water First for Thirst Concept Developed by Columbus Public Health. 

 

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