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Mayor Menino presenting about healthy beverage choices
Drinking water is the best beverage choice you can make, so BPHC is working to increase access to drinking water all around Boston. Simply put, drinking water helps maintain your weight, increases your level of energy, and helps you feel and look healthier. And the best part of all, it’s affordable!​

In February 2012, Mayor Menino Announced that Boston's Hospitals are making progress reducing consumption of sugary beverages among patients, staff, and visitors.

The Mayor joined ten Boston hospitals and the American Heart Association to announce significant progress in efforts to help reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks in hospitals. Mayor Menino has made it a priority to help residents of Boston make smarter choices for their health.​
In April 2011, Mayor Menino issued an executive order to end sugary drink sales on city property. 

Please see the resources below for more information about the Mayor’s order concerning the sale, promotion and advertising of sugar-sweetened beverages:​
Boston Public Health Commission Healthy Beverage Resources 
The following resources are intended to help organizations implement policies and practices that encourage consumption of healthy beverages.

The Healthy Beverage Toolkit contains extensive resources for creating a healthier workplace including background on chronic diseases, best practices, sample policies and more. The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Fact Sheet provides a summary of important research-based information relating to these beverages. Finally, the Rethink Your Drink posters and brochure can be used to educate staff or clients about choosing healthy beverage options.

Hard copies of the toolkit, posters and brochure can be provided to your organization upon request, while supplies last. Contact the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division at (617) 534-5690 or​

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