Get soda off kids’ menus!

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Get soda off kids’ menus!

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Tell Burger King and Wendy's that with rising rates of children in the U.S. developing serious diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, it’s time to get sugary drinks off kids’ menus!

Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda are the largest source of added sugar in children’s diets. And, they are the third highest source of kids’ calories overall. (1)

Drinking just one additional sugary drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese. (2) With one in three children overweight or obese in the United States (3), it no longer makes sense to include sugary beverages in restaurant meals for young children.


Thank you! Together, we are a strong voice for women, children, and families.

(1) Reedy, Jill, PhD, MPH, RD; Krebs-Smith, Susan M., PhD, MPH, RD. Dietary Sources of Energy, Solid Fats, and Added Sugars among Children and Adolescents in the United States. American Dietetic Association.  http://www.nccor.org/downloads/jada2010.pdf

(2) Ludwig DS, Peterson KE, Gortmaker SL. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis. Lancet. 2001;357:505-8.

(3) American Heart Association. (Updated 2014, January 28). Overweight in Children. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp

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