Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to obesity, tooth decay and other health issues. Sugary beverages include soda, sports drinks and many fruit juices.
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- When kids drink soda, they are 55% more likely to be overweight or obese.
- Sugar and acid in soda and other sugary drinks lead to cavities and tooth decay.
- Sugary drinks the largest source of calories in the American diet.
- Sugary drinks might give a short boost, but just they’ll leave you feeling more sluggish.
- Sugary drinks can keep our bodies from working the way they should, and can lead to diseases like Type 2 Diabetes.
- A 20-oz soda can have 16 teaspoons of sugar–twice as much as a slice of pie.
This effort is part of Trenton Health Team’s partnership with Trinity Health to deliver the Transforming Communities Initiative. Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) is a multi- million dollar, five-year population health effort funded by Trinity Health to address policy, systems, environmental (PSE) change and social determinants of health.
Dates of the project
2019 - Ongoing