When life gets busy more families get their meals on the go.
Eating out used to be a special treat for families. With our busy lifestyles more families need to grab a quick meal than ever before. Restaurant kid's meals now represent a larger percentage of a child's calories on a weekly basis, and more often than not the default beverage that is sold as part of these meals is a sugary drink. We can help parents on-the-go make healthier choices for their children by removing sugary drinks from restaurant menus for kid's meals. The American Heart Association will be working to pass a policy this year to do just that. A public opinion poll in NH this past April, showed that 90% of those surveyed think children's consumption of sugary drinks is a problem. Of special concern are the long-term health consequences for children, such as the development of diabetes and heart disease. More information will be shared as we head into NH's Legislative Session starting in January, about how You're The Cure Advocates can make their voice heard on this issue.