Take a short survey on healthy beverages to win a fruit-infusing water bottle
The Health Department wants to know how the City can continue to help employees choose healthier beverages. Take this short survey to share your thoughts. The first 50 employees to submit a survey will win a fruit-infusing water bottle.
The Health Department’s summer campaign ReTHINK Your Drink, Every Sip Counts aimed to help people understand the significant impact of sugary drinks in their diets and encourage people to choose healthier beverages over sugary drinks.
Experts have identified sugary drinks as the single largest contributor of calories and added sugars to the U.S. diet. Recommendations for maximum daily sugar intake top out for women at 24 grams and men at 36 grams. Just one drink can put you over the daily recommended limit for added sugar:
- The average energy drink has about 27 grams of sugar.
- The average “vitamin water” has about 33 grams of sugar.
- A 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade has 34 grams of sugar.
- A 10-ounce bottle of children’s Zoo Juice has 40 grams of sugar.
- A 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola has 65 grams of sugar.
- A 20-ounce bottle of Tahitian Treat Fruit Punch has 80 grams of sugar.
Published Oct 20, 2015