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Drink Water, Georgia! Campaigna big success

Submitted by University of Georgia SNAP-Ed

Drink Water, Georgia officially kicked off in June 2021 and is coming to a close.

Throughout the summer, the University of Georgia Extension and UGA SNAP-Ed worked together to encourage Georgians to drink more water and fewer sugary sweetened beverages in order to stay hydrated. The campaign included a texting campaign in English and Spanish, billboards in Candler, Emanuel, and Clarke counties, and statewide social media posts and videos, all promoting water consumption.

The campaign provided tips for setting goals in order to drink the recommended amount of water per day. It also provided recipes to flavor water with fruit or vegetables.

Participants of the texting campaign reported sliced cucumbers and lemon as their favorite fruit-infused water recipe.

If you missed the recipes, here’s a short recap: there are many options to flavor to your water without adding sugar. Limes, oranges, watermelon, blueberries, mint, and strawberries are favorite choices, too.

For more water recipes, go to

The Drink Water, Georgia! Campaign will provide more key messages about the importance of water in the next few months, and the UGA Extension as well as UGA SNAP-Ed hopes the public will help increase awareness about water consumption throughout the state.

For more information about the campaign, contact the Emanuel County Extension Office at or 478-237-1226. You can also contact the University of Georgia SNAP-Ed Program at

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