STAMFORD, Conn., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you keep your family healthy? Brooklyn, N.Y. mom Barbie Rodriguez encourages her family to drink water. Last year, she joined the Nestle® Pure Life® Hydration Movement and pledged to swap one sugared beverage a day with water for a year. Life as a mom with eight active kids can get hectic, and keeping them healthy needs to stay top-of-mind. Inspired by her commitment, Nestle Pure Life surprised Barbie's family with a year's supply of bottled water and made an extra donation of bottled water to her daughter's after-school drama class to help inspire others in her community.
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Barbie was thrilled to receive the supply to help keep her family committed to drinking more water. "We are a very active family," noted Barbie. "We go to the park, we go fishing, hiking, walking...so we need the hydration!"
Barbie's daughter Raven's after-school drama class was the perfect place to inspire healthy habits for others in her community as well. A Nestle Pure Life representative and Barbie went to the drama class to surprise the students with a year's supply of Nestle Pure Life bottled water.
"Barbie's commitment to her family's health and happiness is clear," said Maude Ancone, Brand Manager. "We were so excited to also provide a year's supply of Nestle Pure Life water to the class and encourage healthy hydration!"
For the past two years, Nestle Pure Life has asked families to make a pledge to swap one 12-ounce sugared beverage a day with water for a year. During this time, over 100,000 families have participated and this simple step is helping to eliminate billions of calories from families' diets in the U.S. With obesity on the rise, this small effort can make a big impact towards a healthier nation.
To make a commitment to your own family's healthy hydration, join the Nestle Pure Life Hydration Movement by going to www.facebook.com/nestlepurelife. Take the pledge and see what a difference it makes!
 Based on a typical 12 ounce, 140-calorie sugared beverage being replaced with water in 100,000 families every day for a year.
SOURCE Nestle Waters North America