Alameda County Nutrition Services
OUR VISION: We envision that all people live in safe, connected neighborhoods that offer fresh, affordable foods, are choosing active healthy lifestyles and are engaged in their communities.
OUR MISSION: We promote and support healthy eating and physical activity through committed partnership with communities to reduce chronic disease and improve long-term health. ACNS is a program of the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Community Health Services Division.
To reach our vision we partner with residents and community organizations to accomplish the following:
- promote healthy eating and physical activity at health fairs and community events
- conduct cooking and physical activity demonstrations
- teach age-appropriate nutrition and cooking classes
- implement safe routes to school initiatives
- provide nutrition education in grocery stores
- plant gardens with fruits and vegetables
- develop and implement healthy food and beverage standards and wellness policies
ReThink Your Drink Campaign
The ReThink Your Drink campaign encourages choosing healthy beverage options and raises awareness about the harm of sugary drinks. Sport drinks, energy drinks and juices are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. Too much sugar leads to poor health conditions, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, dental cavities, arthritis, and weight gain. There are many healthy drinks to choose from that have no sugar that are just as tasty! Make your own delicious, healthy beverages and make wise decisions when selecting your next drink.
Did you know?
There are over 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories in can of cola!
Take the next step and be part of the movement to increase awareness and ReThink Your Drink!
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How Much Sugar is in Your Drink?
ReThink Your Drink Newsletter Article
ReThink Your Drink Tracking Sheet
Potter the Otter Teacher Toolkit
Activity: Find What's Wrong
Acivity Sheet: Connect the Dots