Rethink Your Drink Toolkit for Businesses
LiveWell While You Work with 5-2-1-0
LiveWell Frederick has all the resources your team needs to enhance their health and well-being. Use this toolkit to help your employees and colleagues rethink their drink by reducing their sugar intake and choosing water instead. Share these resources with your team and let us know what worked best for you.
Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables every day.
Limit daily recreational screen time to 2 hours or less.
Get 1 hour or more of physical activity every day.
Drink 0 sugary drinks—choose water instead.
A healthy workplace is a productive workplace. An easy way to help your employees make healthier choices is making quality drinking water available.
Water provides the hydration your employees need for improved short-term memory, focus, and mental alertness. They’ll benefit by improving their energy, increasing their productivity, boosting their morale, and craving fewer sweets.
Less Sugar, More Water
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, and some coffees is associated with weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Limiting sugary drinks can help you maintain a healthy diet and weight.
- What are Sugar-Sweetened Beverages?
- Make Better Beverage Choices
- Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit
- Vending Machine Inventory Worksheet (Beverages)
Resources for Your Business
Remind your team why rethinking their drink and choosing water is a healthier option. Copy, print, paste, or post these materials around your office, in common areas like the breakroom or kitchen, or share in your organization’s e-newsletter or intranet.
- Sip Smarter
- Redo Your Coffee Shop Visit
- Rethink Your Drink (CDC)
- Support Local Businesses and Wellness at the Same Time
- Healthy Businesses = Healthy Employees
- Create a Culture of Health at Your Workplace
- 5 Ways to Make Your Job a Healthier Place to Work
Try These Apps and Activities
Learning to ‘rethink your drink’ and building healthier habits is easy with these apps and activities. Share with your team or encourage them to download and try outside of work with their families.
- Sugar Content Worksheet*
- Take the No Sugary Drink Pledge*
- Water Bottle Tracking Sheet
- Make Your Own Sugar Bottle Display*
- Calorie King
- Hydro Coach
- Daily Water Tracker Reminder
- MyPlate Calorie Counter
*These activities were created for children but can be used by your employees at home to teach their families healthier drink choices.
Tell Us What You Think
How did your team LiveWell this month? We’d love to know which resources you used, what worked, and what didn’t. Please share your feedback by filling out this quick and easy survey.