Product Review: Softy Straws

[1]If you prefer to sip your smoothie[2] or water[3] with a straw, you’re certainly not alone. Sure, kids like to use straws, but adults do, too. Yet, research indicates that Americans use 500 million straws each day, according to the National Park Service[4]. That may not seem concerning, but a 2017 study published in the journal Science Advances estimates that 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute our oceans[5]. Combine that with the eight million tons of plastic that end up in oceans each year and we have a real problem on our hands.

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Many companies, restaurants and cities have already banned — or taken steps to ban — the use of plastic straws. You can do your part, too, by switching to reusable Softy Straws. Made from high-grade, phthalate-, lead- and BPA-free non-rubber silicone, these straws are perfect for kids of all ages! Softy Straws are nine inches long, so they’ll work with most 20-ounce and 30-ounce tumblers. Cleaning them is a breeze: they’re dishwasher-safe, and each 4-pack of straws comes with a “straw squeegee” to ensure your straws are clean as a whistle. Even the packaging is eco-friendly. Pick up a package today and start sipping away (guilt-free) to your heart’s content!

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Want to learn more about staying hydrated? Read “Best Beverages for Staying Hydrated”[8] and “What’s to Drink?”[9]

Amy Campbell[10]Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

A Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Good Measures, LLC, where she is a CDE manager for a virtual diabetes program. Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition & Meal Planning, a co-author of 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet, and has written for  publications including Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s newsletter, DiabeticConnect.com, and CDiabetes.com

Endnotes:
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  2. smoothie: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/mixed-fruit-smoothie/
  3. water: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/best-beverages-staying-hydrated/
  4. National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/articles/straw-free.htm
  5. 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute our oceans: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-science-amount-straws-plastic-pollution.html
  6. sign up for our free newsletter: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/newsletter/
  7. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2Pn25ZU
  8. “Best Beverages for Staying Hydrated”: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/best-beverages-staying-hydrated/
  9. “What’s to Drink?”: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/nutrition-exercise/meal-planning/whats-to-drink/
  10. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2018/09/Amy-Campbell-250x250.jpg

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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

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