Rethink Your Drink

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  • Category: Advocacy & Global Impact
  • Description: Rethink Your Drink began as a collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission to implement a component of the Commission’s ‘Let’s Get Healthy, Boston!’, a 3-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce obesity in Boston. The School of Pharmacy led a campus-based component of this project, “ReThinkDrink NEU”, to encourage members of the NU community to “rethink” their consumption of sugary beverages and switch to water, thus reducing caloric intake and ultimately obesity.  In addition, in collaboration with Northeastern's Office of Sustainability and Energy, members have promoted the addition of 190 filtered water stations on campus and lobbied for the inclusion of their locations on the NUGo app. “ReThinkDrink NEU” events have included active outreach displays at Earth Day, Sustainability Day, and the Bouve Health Fair where members have collected over 500 recommendations from 375 individuals as to where additional filtered water dispensers should be placed. In October, our members opened their "Hydration Station" for students and staff to try fruit-infused water recipes and distributed infuser water bottles. Going forward, we hope to continue promoting healthier beverage options both within campus and in the greater Boston community through various outreach events.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/rethinkyourdrinkNEU/
  • Keywords:
    • Rethink
    • Drink
    • Water
    • Healthy
    • Boston
    • Earth Day
    • Sustainability
    • Nutrition
    • Health
    • Wellness
    • Lifestyle

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