Obesity Task Force http://apr.org en Alabama Obesity Task Force Targets Sugary Drinks http://apr.org/post/alabama-obesity-task-force-targets-sugary-drinks <p></p><p>The Alabama Obesity Task Force has launched a yearlong campaign to try to get people to make healthy choices when deciding what to drink.</p><p>Health officials say the "ReThink Your Drink" campaign is aimed at reducing the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages that Alabamians have in their diets. They say a 20-ounce soda or sweetened tea can have 240 calories from sugar.</p><p>Task force member Miriam Gaines says the campaign will promote drinking plenty of water, watching calories and replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with skim milk or 1 percent low-fat milk.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:03:36 +0000 The Associated Press 40508 at http://apr.org Alabama Obesity Task Force Targets Sugary Drinks