“Drink Up” with more water


(Melrose, MA) February 5, 2014…Did you know that if you drink just one more glass of water a day, you can make a real difference for your health, your energy, and the way you feel?  Did you also know that Melrose Public Schools Food Service and Chartwells are promoting Random Acts of Kindness at all schools during the week of February 10th, 2014?  Students can do both!


At our Melrose secondary schools, Chartwells is offering “Buy one, get one half off” bottled water February 10th -14th, so students can buy one for themselves and one for a friend.  It is an easy choice to improve health and well-being every day.


Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is expanding these efforts into the community by asking all Melrosians to drink just one more glass of water a day this month.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.CDC.gov), approximately one fourth of children do not drink any water on a given day. This new effort will remind people that drinking more water helps you have more energy to do more, longer and with better focus.


Countless organizations like Let’s Move! (http://www.letsmove.gov/), Partnership for a Healthier America (http://ahealthieramerica.org/), as well as international and national businesses are promoting and participating in the “Drink Up” campaign.  Visit www.youarewhatyoudrink.org for more on this movement.


“Regardless of who we are, what we do, or how busy we are, everyone can drink one more glass of water every day,” said Kara Showers, Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield. “If you have a hard time drinking plain water, ease into it.  Replace one drink each day with a glass of water or dilute your glass of juice by adding water.”


Share your local success story at www.MiMmelrosewakefield.com.


For more information, contact Kara Showers at 781-979-4123 or kshowers@cityofmelrose.org at the Melrose Health Department or Ken Dolce with Melrose Public Schools Food Service at 781-462-3219 or kdolce@melrose.mec.edu.


About Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, a Program of the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Department

Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield works locally to increase opportunities for Melrose and Wakefield residents to eat better and move more in the places they live, learn, work, and play. Melrose and Wakefield are among 52 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth that are part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program.  Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is working to support the implementation of Safe Routes to School, Healthy Market Program, Access to Farmers Markets, Healthy Dining Program, and improving school nutrition initiatives that will make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents.  www.MiMmelrosewakefield.com

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