First lady criticized for pushing people to drink more water
September 13 , 2013
The first lady's project of encouraging people to drink more water has drawn criticism. Michelle Obama is traveling to Waterloo in order to promote this program.
Obama mentioned that drinking only one more glass of water per day could make a real difference in terms of health, energy as well as the way you feel. "So Drink Up and see for yourself," she said.
Reports suggests that experts believe the White House is overestimating the benefits of water. Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania said "there really isn't data to support this." According to him, they haven't taken any scientific approach and the idea is quite bizarre.
However, the White House said many Americans are not drinking the amount of water they should and consume sugary drinks instead. The director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized the benefits of drinking water and said it can help prevent obesity and maintain a healthy weight.
The White House announced the "Drink Up" program and mentioned that its logo will be carried on 300M packs of bottle water and "more than 10,000 outdoor taps are expected to carry the brand over the next few years."
Many TV shows are expected to encourage their audience to Drink Up as well.