This Saturday, children from Norway to New Jersey travelled from house to house in scary costumes for Halloween. Asking for “trick or treat,” kids everywhere frightened their parents — not just with their outfits, but with the mountains of chocolates and sweets they returned home to eat.
Every parent will have worried that their child ate too much sugar last week. But what’s really scary is not the quantity of candy a child consumes during this annual event. The real “threat” is all the sugar that has sneaked into the child’s normal diet the remaining 364 days throughout the year. Halloween may be an annual event, but sugar consumption by our children is perennial.
If you weren’t scared by trick-or-treaters on Saturday, try this; the explosive growth in child obesity is one of the greatest threats to public health in this century. Continue Reading →
I especially enjoyed the end of the article, listing signs of real progress being made. Like IKEA recently deciding to cut sugar from their drink towers in half, and replace sodas with fruit water. And the effective Mexican soda tax, something that many other countries have already introduced or are contemplating.
Big Sugar is about to lose this fight. And the biggest winners are our children.
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