Jump aboard and “Drink Up”!

First Lady Michelle Obama wants all Americans to drink more water.  Her campaign  ‘You are what you drink – and when you drink water, you drink up.’ , encourages busy parents and families to make the healthy choice and drink more water.

 

Many Americans are not drinking enough water daily.  Obesity rates in our country are higher than 60% of all Amercians being obese.  More children are obese than ever before.  One study says that one in four children don’t even drink water.  Many children are drinking pop.  Pop is linked to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.  One 12oz can of pop can easily have 160 calories.  (Guess how many calories are in water…..zero!) A Harvard study concluded that consumption of sugary drinks is linked to 25,000 deaths per year in the U.S.  Drink up….your life depends on it!  For more information on childhood obesity facts visit www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm.