People need to drink more water. The consumption of water, whether from the bottle or the tap, is a good thing, but banning or restricting access to bottled water on a college campus, while keeping available less healthy sodas and sports drinks, would prevent people from choosing the healthiest packaged beverage on the shelf.
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One of the simplest things that a person can do when seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle is to drink water instead of other beverages that are heavy with sugar and calories. If someone wants to eliminate or moderate calories, sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors or colors, and other ingredients from their diet, choosing water is the right choice – whether from the tap, filtered, or in a bottle.
Bottled water sales ban policy at America’s national parks causes controversy: denies visitors the option to make healthy beverage choice
A National Park Service (NPS) policy that allows individual parks to ban the sale of bottled water, but not other less-healthy drinks also packaged in plastic –– soft drinks, sports drinks, juice drinks, and other sugary packaged beverages –– denies park visitors the simple option of buying the healthiest packaged drink on the shelf, while at the same time making readily available a broad selection of unhealthy drinks packaged in heavier plastic bottles and which use more water to make.