Loudoun County, Va. (Mary 12, 2015) – Loudoun County is participating in this year’s ‘Rev Your Bev Day,’ a statewide day of action to raise awareness about the health effects of sugary drinks.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, students, teachers, and health advocates across the state will come together to continue efforts to change the way Virginians think about their drinks for the third annual ‘Rev Your Bev Day.’ Since 2013, more than 420 events have taken place in Virginia.
In the last two years, more than 15,000 surveys have been collected at ‘Rev Your Bev’ events across the state to gauge Virginians’ perceptions and knowledge about sugary drinks:
- 33% of 5 to19 year olds drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day.
- 69% of respondents did not know they could gain 25 pounds from drinking just one 20-ounce soda per day for a year.
- 86% of all ‘Rev Your Bev Day’ respondents said they learned something new about sugary drinks at the event.
This year, ‘Rev Your Bev Day’ will focus on the amount of sugar hidden in popular beverages in an effort to empower Virginians to make the healthiest choices for themselves and their families.
The Loudoun County Health Department and the Division of Human Resources have collaborated to provide display tables and information for the public and Loudoun County employees at the following locations and times on Wednesday, May 13:
- Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street S.E., Leesburg, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Street N.E., Leesburg, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More information is available at www.revyourbev.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.