You may have heard that New York City’s ban on the sale of giant sodas (16oz+) was struck down this week. The ban was intended to help New Yorkers avoid buying soda in large amounts because of the link between drinking sugary beverages regularly and gaining weight. But there is good news! Water has risen above soda in the ranks of Americans’ favorite beverages for the first time since the 1980’s. The recent popularity of water may be due to the current convenience of getting ahold of clean, affordable, great tasting water (from a bottle, a filter, or the tap). But no matter the reason, communities embracing water as the family-friendly, sugarless, no calorie source of hydration it is really gives us something to celebrate.
- If you are a regular soda drinker who wants to make the switch to water, start gradually using our tips for staying hydrated while staying away from added sugar.
- If you want to give your family a reason to rethink their drink, use our graph to show just how much exercise it would take to burn off the calories in one of the giant sodas New York City was hoping to ban.
Whether your family drinks water regularly already or you are trying to make the shift now, get ready to stay hydrated during the warmer months ahead by ordering your FREE Healthy Family Fun water bottle(s) today. Get up to three per family so that everyone has a chance to celebrate America’s favorite drink in style!