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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Active kids don't need sugar-laden "sports drinks." Water up instead! via WATER UP

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"Gatorade Thirst Quencher is itself a flat, decaffeinated version of PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew. Gatorade Thirst Quencher has somewhat less sugar, and slightly more sodium than Mountain Dew, but for public-health purposes, the two could be considered one. These sugar drinks are among the leading causes of the global crisis of metabolic disease."

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