Assessing Beverages
Using NEMS-V

The vast majority of healthy people can meet hydration needs by using thirst as a guide.  Remember that not all of the water you consume comes from the fluids you drink. The Institute of Medicine sets general recommendations for adult women at about 11 cups of total water daily -- from all beverages and foods -- and men an average of about 15 cups daily. Fresh fruits and vegetables have a high water content along with broth-based soups. Remember that caffeinated and alcoholic beverages may cause dehydration. Source: Accessed August 14, 2018.

Many offices have water fountains or water canteens. However, vending machines offer a variety of additional beverage choices. NEMS-V can assist your workplace in offering a variety of healthy beverage options.


View beverage coding criteria.

View samples of beverages that meet green, yellow and red categories.

View suggestions on changing red foods to green.

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