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Gearing up for a 5210 Healthy Hero Summer!


As the school year comes to an end and the summer warmth sets in, we need to remain sugar savvy! For each additional sugary drink a child consumes a day, the
risk of obesity jumps by 60%.*

Instead of sugar sweetened beverages try a refreshing flavored water recipe such as:
Cucumber Melon Water
1 large cucumber, sliced
1/4 honeydew melon, cubed
1/4 cantaloupe, cubed
1 half gallon of water
Place cucumber, melon, and cantaloupe in a pitcher and add water. Allow flavors to blend at least
two hours and then serve in glasses over ice.
You can find a great list of flavored water recipes at:

*Ludwig DS, Peterson KE, Gortmaker SL. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened
drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis. Lancet 2001;357:505-508

Contributor: Jeremy Loader, Youth Nutrition Program Specialist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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