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Obesity Task Force
11:03 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Alabama Obesity Task Force Targets Sugary Drinks

The Alabama Obesity Task Force has launched a yearlong campaign to get people to make healthy choices when deciding what to drink.
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The Alabama Obesity Task Force has launched a yearlong campaign to try to get people to make healthy choices when deciding what to drink.

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.

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.

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