Local residents show America how they 'Think About Their Drink'
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: The Maples family was the grand prize winner of the Think About
Your Drink Family Challenge among hundreds of families nationwide.
WHAT: The Maples family entered the photo contest by submitting a
creative snapshot of their gang choosing nutrient-rich milk. As
part of a nationwide education campaign, the nation's milk
processors launched the Think About Your Drink Family Challenge
encouraging families around the country to make milk their beverage
of choice. As grand prize winners, the Maples family will receive
a family trip to Walt Disney World!
WHERE: Visit http://www.thinkaboutyourdrink.com to check out Family
Challenge winning photo entries and utilize tools to help you and
your loved ones make better beverage choices. Plus, you can also
get a free, personalized nutrition analysis of your daily drinks
and see how beverage choice can impact the nutrition of a typical
WHY: Over the past decade, milk at dinner has steadily declined and
today nearly 60 percent of children's dinners do not include milk,
according to new findings from The NPD Group.( )
Many experts are concerned, especially since the percentage of
overweight American children and teens has tripled in the last two
decades and a recent report called What America Drinks( ) suggests
that beverage choice may impact weight and the overall quality of
the diet. Research shows drinking the recommended three servings
of lowfat or fat free milk everyday is an important part of a
healthy diet for parents and thei
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