MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Extension Services participated in a state wide “rethink your drink” campaign to consider the amount of sugar is in the drinks you consume.
They push for individuals to analyze what they are drinking and encourage adults and children to cut back on the sugary drinks, and intake more water and milk.
This campaign begun as a way for people to become aware of what they were drinking, but has now turn into a state-wide partition. They have held events around the state allowing members of the community to come see how much sugar is really in the beverages we drink. They also allow taste testing of alternative drinks to the sugary and sweetened drinks.
This promotion has reach of nearly 25,000 people, 4,800 of them are students and 28 schools across the state.
WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program’s work is supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.