Choose Health. Drink Water!

Rethink Your Drink

Did you know sugary drinks are the #1 source of added sugar in our diets? Our collection of resources will inspire you to choose water and drink less sugar-sweetened beverages. Check out these tips from MyPlate.gov to get you started!

  • Drink Water: Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Regular soda and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar which provides more calories then needed.
  • A Thrifty Option: Water is usually easy on the wallet. You can save money by drinking water from the tap at home or when eating out.
  • Water On The Go : Water is always convenient. Toss a reusable water bottle in your bag to quench your thirst throughout the day.


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Resources

Make Every Sip Count!

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Choose water first for thirst!

The Many Names for Sugar!

Reading the ingredient label can help to identify added sugars. Names for added sugars on food labels include these!

MyPlate

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

Super Tracker

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Fruit Infused Water Recipes

Jazz up your water with these recipes! Make drinking water more fun by flavoring it with fruits, vegetables, or herbs.

Choose Health. Drink Water!

Did you know a 20 ounce bottle of sweetened tea contains 14 teaspoons of sugar?

Naturally Flavored Water!

Flavor your water naturally without added sugars! The combinations are endless!

Redo Your Coffee Shop Stop!

Whether going to your local coffee shop is a daily ritual or a special weekend outing, consider these ways you can move toward better choices.

Make Better Beverage Choices

Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Regular soda, energy or sports drinks, and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar, which provides more calories than needed.

Story Spotlight

A BIG Thank You!

Our Community Nutrition Educator Kim received a BIG thank-you note from students at Watervliet Elementary! Kim teaches youth about the principles of Go, Slow and Whoa Foods to help them make smart food choices.

Agency Spotlight

CONCERNs-U

Capital Region Eat Smart New York would like to salute our partner CONCERNs-U! a multi-faceted agency they offer a food pantry, crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, case management, and holiday projects.