KrisPerry-Unit8-Assignment-HS415.docx - Our Health is Worth the Fight Policy Change is Needed\u2026 \u201cAs a category these beverages are the single largest

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Hoosier Health THE ISSUE The foods and drinks available to us will ultimately determine the health of our community. According to Harvard University’s School of Public Health, a sugary drink is any beverage with added sugar or other sweeteners. These drinks are linked to substantial health problems such as diabetes, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and tooth decay. So why are SSB’s or sugar-sweetened beverages readily available almost anywhere kids or adults live, work, and play? One reason is that the food and beverage companies make a lot of money from the sale of these products. Corporations with lots of money in America can keep laws and regulations at bay that could impact their bottom line negatively. In Indiana , a staggering 65% (3.1 million) of adults are overweight or obese . For youth, 2009 data indicate that 30% are overweight or obese. So, with more than half of Hoosiers being overweight or obese, it is time to do things differently.
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  • Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

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