We won’t sugarcoat it: sugary drinks like energy drinks, pop, and fruit drinks are putting everyone’s health at risk – especially kids. Research has linked the consumption of these beverages with hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and more.
Kicking the sugary drink habit will help you and your kids maintain a healthy weight and decrease your odds of developing chronic illness. Dump sugary drinks today and set your family on the road to a longer, healthier life. What could be sweeter?
Water and low-fat white milk are the healthiest replacements for sugary drinks. Get a refillable water bottle to carry with you so you always have a drink on hand.
To keep things interesting, here are some tasty variations on plain water:
Water Infused with Fruit
(We have a list of recipes to try.)
Juice + Sparkling Water
(100% fruit juice has a lot of natural sugar – dilute with sparkling water to make your own fruity pop substitute!)
The “Rethink Your Drink” campaign is an initiative of the American Heart Association and the Delta Dental Foundation, created to help families in Michigan make healthier choices.
We’ve also created this social media toolkit to help organizations and individuals spread the word about the health risks of sugary drinks and the positive alternatives available. It includes a press release and eight eye-catching posts you can share on your social media channels.
Download this customizable press release and let everyone know you’re supporting the health of Michigan families.
Social Media Posts
How to use these posts:
- Click here to download a folder containing all the social media posts, including visuals and sample copy.
- Use our sample copy or customize it to suit your organization. For example, you might add the name of your organization (“ABC Organization encourages you to #RethinkYourDrinkMI”). Be sure to include the hashtag #RethinkYourDrinkMI in every post.
- While copy can be customized for your organization, please DO NOT modify the visuals in any way (for instance, do not add logos or modify any of the in-visual text).