More and more moms and dads are becoming concerned about sugary drinks — the empty calories, the long-term impact on kids’ tastes, the potential for obesity.

So we’re trying to do something about it in Howard County. The idea is simple: We want to make it easier for parents to serve the best stuff they can to their kids.

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Get the resources you need to spread the word about healthy choices in Howard County.

Our Better Choices Toolkit makes it easy to educate your members, employees, or visitors about the problems with sugary drinks and how providing better choices improves family life.

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"These are products that are harmful to your health. They are linked to diabetes and heart disease. We are calling upon the industry to reverse its deceptive marketing practices," - Horizon Foundation President & CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick on our new #BevRev ad campaign challenging the sugary drink industry. View the story on WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore.

14 hours ago

Our #BevRev campaign is getting noticed. Watch WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore's piece on how the young people of Maryland are taking "Big Soda" to task!

3 days ago

Teenagers phoning executive suites. Protesters calling a trade association to task. Charges of deceptive advertising and hidden health consequences. Sound like the youth revolt against the tobacco industry? These are all pieces of a new youth campaign taking aim at the American Beverage Association, the trade organization representing the nation’s soda giants. The Maryland campaign, dubbed #BevRev and underwritten by the Horizon Foundation, launches this week, right on the heels of a recent lawsuit against the beverage industry filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Learn more about Howard County Unsweetened #BevRev and watch the ads:

5 days ago

Sports drinks like Gatorade may seem to be good for you while you're exercising, but have proven to be not so good for your health.

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