Alameda County health officials are even pointing out that some drinks advertised as juice actually contain a lot of sugar. (The California folks are so right on -- that's exactly one of the things I point out in my book SUGAR SHOCK! )
Instead of reaching for a soda, Alameda County health officials are encouraging residents to choose other alternatives such as water, non-fat milk or sugar-free iced tea. (I'm not a fan of the recommendation to choose diet soda "once in a while.")
Now get ready for some uncanny aspects of this campaign given the title of my book, website and blog.
Alameda's Woloshin says that the "theme of the campaign is `sugar shock' because some of this information is really shocking to people."
What a cool theme, eh?! (I wonder -- do the Alameda County folks know yet about my book SUGAR SHOCK!?)
Wait, that's not all. In trying to educate people about sugary drinks, the Alameda County officials even provided some stats about soda that they're calling sugar shockers. (Whoah, talk about psychic -- I use the exact same prhase, "SUGAR SHOCKERS!," in sidebars for my book SUGAR SHOCK! Guess great minds do think alike! )