Health Unit Joins Water Does Wonders Pledge

March 31, 2017

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit is pleased with its recent Gold designation in the provincial Water Does Wonders promotion. The campaign encourages water as the first choice for beverages and discourages sugary drinks. To attain gold status, among other things, the health unit removed its pop machine and ensures water is available when beverages are served at meetings.

Senior public health promoter Laura Dekroon says water has many benefits, and too much sugar from sweetened drinks isn’t good for anyone’s health. “Pop, fruit punch, energy drinks, sports drinks and many other drinks have a lot of sugar. Water is a much better choice for hydration and health.”

Dekroon is encouraging Huron County families to take the Water Does Wonders pledge at, and says a Healthy Kids Community Challenge Huron Facebook contest encouraging the pledge has great prizes. To enter, snap a photo of you or a family member enjoying water, then enter to win a $100 gift card from a local business of your choice. For contest details and to enter visit:

Creating Healthy Communities Together


For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
519.524.8394 (ext 2010)
Our spokesperson is: Laura Dekroon, Public Health Promoter. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.