As the temperature continues to rise, the Health Education Council wants to ask you to Rethink Your Drink and quench thirst with refreshing cold water instead of sugary drinks. This summer, HEC is launching a Rethink Your Drink Pledge campaign with a goal of getting 8,000 pledges in this region to commit to better health by eliminating consumption of sugary drinks. Sugary drinks are the single largest contributor to added sugars in our diets, accounting for 22 percent of the empty calories consumed by children and teens. Pledge partners will receive healthy drink recipes, an online sugary beverage calculator to help you identify how much sugar is consumed in drinks, and tips for staying hydrated throughout this 30-day pledge. Take the pledge to Rethink Your Drink and be entered to win a $250 AMEX gift card at www.rethinkyourdrinkpledge.com.