Blog | November 29, 2017

Mission: Readiness Urges Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to Promote Drinking Water

Ensuring that safe drinking water is available to all Americans, especially children, is a public health and national security imperative

Student filling water bottle

Mission: Readiness urged the promotion of drinking water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages in written testimony to a listening session on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on November 28.

Water is an essential, calorie-free alternative that can be used to counter obesity, which is the leading medical reason why young Americans cannot join the military.

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