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African American children and teens see more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks than their white peers

Americans appear to love it. It’s in our schools, workplaces, community centers, and kitchen pantries. We drink about 34 pounds of it every year. 

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Are you the next RWJF leader?
March 1, 2018

Do you have what it takes?

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New Article Sheds Light on Effects of Consuming Sugary Beverages

Consumption of sugary drinks —which include all drinks with added sugars, such as soda, fruit drinks, and sports drinks—is strongly linked to obesity and a number of other negative health consequences.

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State of Obesity Updates Resources on Signs of Progress
March 1, 2018

Around the United States, some communities are seeing positive results from comprehensive efforts to have children reach a healthy weight.

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Do you work with kids 0-5 or in the effort to reduce sugary drinks? If so Do you have 5 minutes to take a survey on sugary drinks and water consumption in kids?

We are hoping you can help Healthy Eating Research through a quick 5-minute survey about the most novel and innovative strategies to eliminate consumption of sugary drinks and increase access to and consumption of safe water among 0 to 5 year olds.  HER is looking for feedback from those whose work relates to sugary drinks and/or kids 0-5.

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New Study: Child Obesity Rates Still Increasing. Can Policy Change Make the Difference?

I'll never forget the afternoon I asked one of my patients, a 17-year-old high school student, what he was going to do after graduation. He had good grades and a great personality. He'd also been struggling with obesity since he was a toddler and now was being treated for hypertension. In answer to my question, he burst into tears.

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