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Getting Sugary Drinks Off the Table in Indian Country


by ICTMN staff

Sugary-sweetened beverages are the single largest category of caloric intake in children. Their consumption has increased by 500 percent in the last 50 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether they be in the form of soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened milk or other alternatives, they are contributing to childhood obesity, nutrition-related diseases and tooth decay.

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