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“Childhood obesity, it’s our tsunami, it’s our Katrina.” (Sanders-Butler). Childhood obesity has become a key problem in American society. More children are obese in the United States than any other country in the world. Part of the problem is the vast amount of fats and sugars in American diets. A larger portion of the health problem is the amount of sugar ingested daily in various foods. Schools all over the country are stocking their vending machines with junk food full of white refined sugar. For these, and many other reasons, high fructose and white refined sugar must be removed of school lunches and or vending machines.
In the United States, approximately twenty thousand vending machines are in use in schools. It is estimated that more than half of those machines are currently selling snacks and beverages that are overflowing with white refined sugar. White refined sugar is raw sugar that is processed with different acids to give it the white color that sugar is known for. White refined sugar is nearly a drug. It is addictive and in large amounts is awful for …
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