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The fact is, even if you're pretty conscientious about what you eat, chances are you're eating more added sugar than you realize. Sugar is added to as much as 74% of foods in the supermarket(3), including foods that you think are "healthy," like granola and yogurt.
The primary goal of Sugar Free Day Vermont is to raise awareness about the harms of sugar and how much it is in our food supply. By reading Nutrition Facts and ingredient labels, you'll learn where sugar is hiding and be empowered to make more healthful choices.
Did you know that Vermont has the highest rates of childhood obesity in New England?(1)
Did you know that the average American consumes 2-3 times the recommended amount of sugar? (2)
Did you know that 74% of the food in the supermarket has added sugar?(3)
And did you know that sugar is associated with negative health outcomes(4), including:
Increased risk for some cancers
These are all reasons why you should consider giving up sugar. Start with one day.
Parents want to do the best for their kids, but don't want to set up battles around food. In this toolkit, learn ways to educate your kids about good nutrition while minimizing the drama.
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Lesson plans and activity ideas for raising awareness about sugar and good nutrition.
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Is your workplace food culture inadvertently sabotaging the best health intentions of your colleagues? Get some tips to improve everyone's health.
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(2) The Heart Association and the World Health Organization both recommend women and children consume no more than 6 grams of sugar, and men not more than 9 grams. The average American consumes 17 grams of sugar per day. https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/the-growing-concern-of-overconsumption.html#.XfevHiV7nOQ
(4) https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/the-sweet-danger-of-sugar. Search for "sugar and ___" to find articles on the many negative health outcomes worsened by sugar. Be sure to look for reputable publishers, such as those with .gov suffixes or national organizations.