Added Sugar and Health Risks
A growing body of studies is linking a diet high in added sugar (i.e. sugars that do not occur naturally in food) with many health risks. Sugary foods and beverages can be abundant in the school setting – flavored milk and cereals in the school meals, party treats, fundraiser foods like candy and cookies, and snacks for sale in the cafeteria and school stores. If you are advocating for healthier foods to be served and sold, consider looking to limit sugary foods and beverages. The materials below will help you make the case to curb your school or district sweet tooth!