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88% of Soft Drinks removed from US Schools

Posted on | March 18, 2010 | No Comments

Finally the ‘right’ people are making positive changes to combat childhood obesity.

It was announced this week that over the last 5 years leading Soft Dink companies in the US have removed 88% of their products sold in schools. Full-calorie soft drinks have been replaced with lower-calorie, nutritious and smaller-portion choices such as low-fat milk, diet soft drinks, flavoured waters and teas.

This is a step in the right direction considering nearly 1 in 5 US children aged 6 to 19 are estimated to be obese.

An important health fact to consider is that the only liquid our body needs to consume to stay alive is water. Anything else that is drunk is simply out of habit and lifestyle choices.  Typically all other flavoured drinks (tea, coffee, sodas, soft drink, juice) are loaded with sugar and calories.

To win the fight against fat we need to drastically reduce the amount of sugar from our diets and ultimately improve our quality of life as we promote lifelong weight management.  It’s up to a joint collaboration and effort to implement this change from manufacturers, companies, schools, governments and within the home as everyone takes responsibility for health and well-being.  Eat well, Be well.

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