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Healthy hydration tips for families: Join this summer’s campaign! 

Submitted by University of Georgia SNAP-Ed

Drinking water is essential to overall health. Water curbs hunger, boost energy, protect joints and organs and helps you stay cool in the summer heat. If you would like to learn more about ways to stay hydrated sign up for the Drink Water, Georgia! Texting Campaign from the convenience of your phone. The goal of campaign is to promote healthy beverage choices like drinking water and decreasing your intake of sugary drinks.

If you are looking for motivation or a reminder, sign up for the Drink Water, Georgia! Campaign before July 6 by texting “WATER” or “AGUA” to 833-712-1267! The texting campaign is available in both English and Spanish.

How it works Campaign participants receive two to three weekly text messages about drinking water and reducing sugary drinks for two months starting in July. Messages include: • Setting goals for overall health, • fun and easy recipes. • motivation to keep drinking plenty of water, • and links to resources on Water.Foodtalk.org.

A challenge and a solution Sugary drinks include a wide range of beverages such as soda, fruit-flavored drinks, sports and energy drinks, teas, and flavored coffee. Beverage companies spent over $1 billion to market sugary drinks in 2018.

Join UGA SNAP-Ed to start winning this health battle and start texting! Don’t miss the chance to opt-in to receive your messages and have a chance to win a reusable water bottle. Join others across the state in staying cool and healthy this summer. This opportunity will raise awareness about the importance of healthy drink choices.


One of last year’s participant texted back with the following message: “During the first week of last month, I began to not drink as much water as I usually do. I was in a slump. I read your text one morning and got back on track drinking more water, sometimes more than eight glasses a day!!! Thanks.”Drink Water, Georgia 2020 text participant

“It’s been 2 weeks since I had a sugary drink. Thanks for the encouragement.” — Drink Water, Georgia 2020 text participant

More information

For more details about the Drink Water, Georgia! Campaign, contact Emanuel County Extension at 478-237-1226; uge3107@uga.edu; or the University of Georgia SNAP-Ed Program at snap-eduga.edu.

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