Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink Suffolk is a non-profit coalition that helps work sites, schools, public libraries, child care centers, PTAs, parks and public places in Suffolk County create healthier environments by providing improved beverage options. 


Studies show that sugary drinks are the single biggest contributor to the nation’s obesity epidemic.  Environments that promote healthier beverages contribute to the overall wellness of our communities. 




 

Are you interested in creating a healthier environment at your worksite?
Rethink Your Drink @ Work is a FREE program that helps create healthier work environments across Suffolk County.   This program offers your worksite the opportunity to host a registered dietitian who will give a 15-minute presentation to your employees about healthy beverages.   An online version of the presentation is also available for worksites when an in-person presentation is not possible.  After the presentation, feedback is collected using a quick survey.  This feedback allows us to determine which changes, if any, would be most appropriate for your worksite.  From there, we can provide you with the tools to implement these changes.  Specifically, we can provide your worksite with water pitchers, faucet filters and reusable water bottles for employees.  All at no cost to you.  For more information or to schedule a worksite presentation call Gemma Saylor at Mather Hospital   at 631-476-2723. 


Are you interested in creating a healthier environment at your healthcare facility?
Gemma Saylor, a registered dietitian, provides assistance and tool kits, and gives presentations to healthcare facilities, including hospitals, that are interested in implementing healthy beverage initiatives. For more information on how the program works, contact Gemma Saylor at Mather Hospital   at 631-476-2723.

Are you interested in creating a healthier environment at your school, library or community organization? 
Gerry Lake gives presentations on the "Fizzics" of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to make low-cost and healthier beverages.  For more information on how the program works, contact Gerry Lake - Cornell Cooperative Extension  Suffolk County at 631-727-7850 ext. 384 or gd44@cornell.edu.
Maryann Birmingham gives presentations on "Energy Drinks: The New Eye Opener."   Learn all about the effects of energy drinks, their hidden dangers, and what they really contain.  Contact Maryann Birmingham  Cornell Cooperative Extension at 631-727-7850 ext.356 or mab422@cornell.edu


The Rethink Your Drink @ Work program is funded by the New York State

Department of Health Healthy Heart Program.