There’s no power like mom power. You help your kids develop healthy eating habits and set an example they follow for their whole lives. These tips, recipes and resources are here to help you find fun, creative ways to rethink your drink!
Be a Healthy Role Model for Children
They learn from watching you--eat healthy and be active, and your kids will too!
Rethink Your Drink Campaign of the New York State Department of Health
Why drink water instead of sugary beverages? Find out here!
Easy Flavored Water for Groups
Try these infused water recipes for a refreshing way to quench your thirst!
Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes
Browse four different downloadable heart healthy cookbooks from the National Institutes of Health.
One mom's take on milk
This video summarizes one mom's strategies to make sure her kids get enough milk for good health.
Heart Healthy Home Cooking, African American Style
Try traditional recipes with a heart healthy twist!
Cut Down on Added Sugars
Learn how to limit calories from added sugars—and still enjoy the foods and drinks that you love. This handout will show you how.
Shift to Healthier Food and Beverage Choices
Are you looking for easy ways to start eating healthier? Try these small changes that lead to big wins for you and your family!
How to Build a Healthy Eating Pattern
Follow these tips — based on the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans — for making choices that can help you reach or keep a healthy body weight, get the nutrients you need, and lower your risk of health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancers.
Quick Juice Tip
Depending on age, children can drink ½ to 1 cup, and adults can drink up to 1 cup of 100% fruit or vegetable juice each day.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Wellness and CATCH Video
Watch how two local schools are taking a coordinated approach to child health!
New York City kids share why they like water!
Watch these young New Yorkers reveal the benefits of drinking New York City tap water.
June/July Print Newsletter
Now that summer is here and we are outside more, try these tips for quenching your thirst and your kids' thirst.
How much sugar is in that soda you're drinking?
Hey, kids, do you know how much sugar is in the sugary beverages you're drinking all year? More than you'd imagine. Check out this video to learn more!
What Do You Drink? It Makes More Difference Than You Think!
This brochure gives you easy tips for reducing calories in your diet, by rethinking what you drink.
Want to learn how the calories from your sugar sweetened beverages add up over time? Find out with this sugar calculator!
STOP-Rethink Your Drink
See what tips and tricks you can use to rethink your drink and take action against sugar sweetened beverages!
The California Department of Health's Rethink Your Drink Campaign has lesson plans and activity handouts for use with audiences of various age levels.
Better Beverage Choices
What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories.
Quick Water Tip
Make water more exciting by adding slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon, or drink sparkling water.