Tag: sugar in soda

Should Baltimore Warn Consumers About Sugary Drinks?

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Photo via @LukeARollins
Photo via @LukeARollins

Various political big wigs in Baltimore have made it their mission to put warning labels on sugary drinks, advising potential purchasers about the damaging health effects of such beverages. Doing so would put Baltimore on the cutting edge of the new anti-sugar activist movement.

17 Teaspoons of Sugar in Soda! Are We Just Buying Diabetes?

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Business Health Services created this easy-to-read comparison of sugar contained in soda. Note: Kids daily allowance of sugar is 4 teaspoons!
Business Health Services created this easy-to-read comparison of sugar contained in soda. Note: Kids daily allowance of sugar is 4 teaspoons!

I took a sip of water, looked up and thought, “Holy cow. Everyone should see this.”

The ‘Think Before You Drink’ poster, produced by Baltimore’s-own Business Health Services, was posted above the drinking fountain at my daughter’s school. My eyes went straight to the 20-oz. orange Fanta bottle containing 17.6 teaspoons of sugar. That’s four times a child’s daily sugar allowance. I know that sodas are basically liquid candy, but having the metric unit of sugar grams converted to teaspoons was eye opening.

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