The "Soda Free Summer" campaign is currently running in San Francisco and Santa Clara, encouraging children and adults alike to make the switch to water instead. With obesity rates skyrocketing, cutting down on sugars wherever possible is vital, and eliminating it from your drink choices is one of the easiest ways to make a significant impact.
SodaFreeSummer.org is promoting the campaign with scary stats to back up the urgency of attaining their goal.
"Drinking just one 20 oz bottle of soda each day for a year can result in gaining 25 extra pounds," says SodaFreeSummer.org, also mentioning that "The average teen drinks more than 750 cans of soda per year" and that "Soda is the #1 source of sugar in the American diet."
To replace soft drinks, sodafreesummer.org encourages drinking water , non-fat/low-fat milk, 100% fruit juice (max 1/2 cup daily), unsweetened iced tea and, if the craving strikes badly, diet soda.
People who sign in have the ability to track their soda free days and to enter a raffle for several hundred dollars worth of health-related prizes.
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