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  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools

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Los Angeles Unified School District’s Soda Ban

The average 12 to 19 year-old boy who drinks soda consumes more than 2 cans of soda per day; this is the equivalent of one full-sized mason jar of sugar per week! It is not surprising that as soda intake has increased over the past few decades, incidence of childhood obesity has also increased. While soft drink consumption alone cannot be blamed for the poor health of children, studies have shown that sodas are the largest source of unrefined sugar in children’s diets. How can we hel

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