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Healthy Beverages in Every School
Why is this so important?


While much attention is rightly focused on creating healthy school lunches, we find ourselves still facing rising obesity rates. Childhood obesity affects nearly 1 in 5 school age children and has tripled since the 1970s.

Our goal is to engage Massachusetts communities in a conversation about reducing sugar consumption by choosing healthy beverages, a behavioral shift which can greatly impact health.

According to the CDC, sugar consumption is a contributing factor to rising obesity rates, which can lead to health conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Socialization

Choosing water can:

  • Help with maintaining a healthy weight
  • Prevent dehydration
  • Regulate mood
  • Regulate body temperature

Getting students involved in the process today, will help build lasting, healthy habits that will impact the rest of their lives. We hope you will join us!

 

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