Warning: the following infographic may be dangerous to your soda consumption. After surviving the onslaught of halloween candy, you may think you are safe, but added sugar lurks everywhere (but mostly in soft drinks). As addictive as cocaine, and as pervasive as salt (a compound we actually need to survive), the average american child consumes 32 teaspoons of added sugar per day, over three times the American Heart Association’s recommended maximum. The consequences of overconsumption of sugar include obesity, hypertension, diabetes and more. One third of our excess sugar consumption comes from drinking sugary drinks like energy drinks and soda pop.
One of FarmRaiser’s goals is to raise awareness among our student champions about the value of healthy food choices. While it’s too early to know for sure, we believe that selling healthy, local products will give kids the information they need to make better choices in their own diets. If you, or your children have a good FarmRaiser story, drop us a line, and we’ll feature it in a blog post or in our newsletter.
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