Rethink your drink for a free water bottle

You could win a free fruit-infusing water bottle by signing on to the Health Department’s summer campaign about the dangers of sugary drinks and the importance of choosing healthy beverages, “Rethink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts.” Sugary drinks contribute greatly to rising obesity rates. Today, Americans consume about 300 more calories a day than they did 30 years ago, and almost half of those extra calories come from sugary drinks. Sugary drinks are also the largest source of added sugars in children’s and adolescents’ diets.

If you are among the first 50 City employees to register on the campaign website using your City email address, you will receive a fruit-infusing water bottle that allows you to easily flavor water with fresh fruit.

You can also earn up to 20 free fruit-infusing water bottles for employees in your department by submitting your plan for a healthy activity to complete with coworkers. The idea must promote a healthy lifestyle. Email your idea to Amy Friedman by Friday, July 24, and include in your email:

Some sample ideas for healthy activities:

After your event, be sure to send pictures from your healthy activity to Mehgan Lee for possible inclusion in the Minneapolis Matters newsletter.

Register for the campaign

When you register on the campaign website, you’ll get access to campaign newsletters, tips and resources. Join the campaign. Don’t forget to also like the campaign on Facebook.

For more information about the campaign, visit rethinkyourdrink.minneapolismn.gov.

About the campaign

The ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts campaign:

By the numbers

Did you know your body needs zero sugar? The American Heart Association recommends limiting sugar per day to:

Just one drink can put you over the daily limit for added sugar:

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks is associated with:

Published Jul 14, 2015

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