Sugary Drinks are
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Rethink Your Drink (RYD) is an activation by the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) program. It promotes healthier beverage choices and increasing water intake in communities statewide through its Nutrition and Physical Activity Branch. The primary audience for RYD communications includes parents and guardians with school-aged children who are CalFresh (SNAP-Ed) eligible.

CFHL partners, statewide, are invited to join forces to educate Californians about the health risks associated with consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and advocate for healthier drink options by participating in various in-person events and digital activities.

RYD 2024 will take place September 3 through September 30, coinciding with the back-to-school season. By promoting healthier drink options during this period, RYD 2024 can effectively support families in establishing positive habits and making informed choices that can benefit them throughout the year.

*Get the Facts: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Consumption. (2018, October). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at