Creating a Rethink Your Drink Display

Creating a Rethink Your Drink display is easy and fun! Seeing the sugar content of popular drinks is always powerful for all audiences. A few tips –

  • If the display is not supervised, use EMPTY bottles to reduce the risk of someone taking and actually drinking the beverage!
  • If the display is being used outdoors, secure empty containers to the table with masking tape. You can use sand to help weigh them down.
  • Offer spa water* as a healthy and tasty beverage alternative! People of all ages enjoy it and like to come up with their own recipes. Spa water is tap water infused with fresh/frozen fruit, herbs, or even veggies.
  • Switch out the drinks periodically and make sure to use drinks that are culturally relevant.


Avery Labels (5160 or 5133) for teaspoons of sugar of popular drinks (WORD) – print out these labels and stick them to containers or baggies to show how much added sugar is in a container. This template is also compatible with Avery Label 5331.

Converting grams of sugar into teaspoons (PDF) – Available in English, Spanish and Chinese, this sign can be taped onto a table, or if you have a display board, posted prominently in the middle. It’s the perfect take-away lesson for people who visit your table.

Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) – check out BANPAC’s extensive library of Rethink Your Drink materials that you can print and post on your display boards.

Here are pictures to inspire your own display, but there are lots of creative ways to do it!

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