Launch of Sugar Education Program

19 Mar

“You wouldn’t eat 22 packets of sugar. Why are you drinking them?” That’s the tagline for Choose Health L.A.’s newest campaign to help Angelenos improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity. Did you know that one 20 oz. bottle of soda can contain 65 grams of sugar? That’s about 22 packets of sugar!

According to Choose Health LA, “sugar-loaded drinks” such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and even some fruit juices play a large role in the overweight and obesity epidemic plaguing the nation. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene agrees, and has launched a “Pouring on the Pounds” campaign to help educate New Yorkers about the potentially serious health effects of consuming sugary drinks.

So, how much sugar are you drinking, and what are some practical steps you can take to limit your sugar intake? Check out the Choose Health LA website to find out.

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