Less is more with the Sugar Toolkit


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A new released Toolkit on  Sugary Advocacy from Healthy Food America helps explain the need to reduce sugar in our diets, why it’s important to know amounts of sugar in foods and drinks and the latest on sugar reduction policies.

According to the research from Healthy Food America, 68% of packaged foods include some type of sugar. Studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of public health also reveal that regular consumers of sweet beverages like soda, sweet teas, not 100% juices had a 26% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

Latino kids, unfortunately, are already more likely to grow up with unhealthy weights and be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, as they consume higher amounts of juices, and other sweetened drinks, studies show.

For parents, teachers, health advocates and those interested in learning more about how to decrease sugary drink consumption and help all kids grow up to be a healthy weight, see the Sugary Advocacy Toolkit here.

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for every Latino neighborhood, compared to 3 for every non-Latino neighborhood

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