Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rethink Your Drink

It’s officially summertime, so that means it’s time to Rethink Your Drink! 

Rethink Your Drink is a campaign to educate the community about the added sugars in sugar-sweetened beverages. It also encourages and promotes water consumption. 

The Network for a Healthy California, First 5, and the Department of Health and Human Services – Public Health are teaming up to host an infused water contest at the first Farmers Market of the season. Come check out our booth on June 2nd from 9am-1pm and sample our contestants’ infused water. The official judging will commence at 10am. Our panel of celebrity judges include Mayor Katherine Murray, Robin Patch (City Clerk), Ron Phillips (Farmers Market Manager), Chelle Webb (founder of Bouncing Berry Farms), and David Finigan (County Supervisor and First 5 Commissioner). Now that I have announced the judges, please keep in mind that bribing our esteemed panel will result in immediate disqualification. 

This promises to be a fierce competition, with intense rivalries already forming. We have entries from individual community members, like Angela Glore and Chad Hegelmeyer, who take their infused waters VERY seriously. Or will an organization or community group, like Ferment Del Norte, First 5 Del Norte, 4-H, or CHANGE take home the prize? Come find out at 10am when our panel of judges will decide which water trumps them all.

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