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Play Every Day Update: Posters over water fountains promote water for good health


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We walk by water fountains all day long. They’re in the hallways at school. They’re in our offices. They’re next to the bathrooms at the stores where we shop.

Why stop, rather than walk by them?
Play Every Day has the answer in a colorful poster that reminds you about how refreshing water tastes and how hydrating it is.  Water’s free at the fountain, after all, and you can drink it right there or put it in a cup or water bottle for later. Better yet, it hydrates without added sugars.
DrinkWaterResized.jpgPlay Every Day’s new “Drink Water” poster aims to put its very simple message above water fountains or water-bottle filling stations in schools and other facilities throughout Alaska to encourage people to drink up or fill up. This message is key to Play Every Day’s campaign focused on motivating Alaska families to drink fewer sugary drinks (like soda, sports drinks and powdered mixes) and choose water, fat-free milk or low-fat milk instead.
With the help of our partner, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, we sent our “Drink Water” posters to hundreds of rural and urban Alaska schools, tribal partners, public health clinics, and Community Health Aide and Dental Health Aide clinics.
Would you like “Drink Water” posters to hang in your school, office or building? You can download the posters for free in various sizes and formats, or request printed posters to be sent to you. Just visit our Resources website and see what educational materials are available at no cost.
Once at the site, you’ll find our video public service announcements (PSAs) focused on drinking fewer sugary drinks and choosing water, fat-free milk or low-fat milk instead. Some clinics in Alaska are running these PSAs in their waiting rooms. Please let us know if you’d like these PSAs on discs to be aired in your buildings.
You’ll also find our print materials and our sugary drinks lesson plan designed for Alaska elementary schools. Part of the lesson plan is online here. If you’re an educator and haven’t received a copy of the complete lesson plan, or you’re someone looking for printed posters and other materials, please email us at playeveryday@alaska.gov. We’ll send you the plan and any other materials that will help share the message about the importance of choosing water or milk instead of sugary drinks for the best health.

 

Play Every Day is a campaign with the Play Every Day is a campaign with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to increase awareness about childhood obesity in Alaska, give tips for raising healthy kids in Alaska, and encourage children and their families to be physically active and choose healthy drinks. For more information, visit www.playeveryday.alaska.gov. to increase awareness about childhood obesity in Alaska, give tips for raising healthy kids in Alaska, and encourage children and their families to be physically active and choose healthy drinks. For more information, visit www.playeveryday.alaska.gov.

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