Sugar Free Kids Maryland Resolution

Because this may be the first generation of kids that will live shorter lives than their parents, if we don’t make any changes; and
Because more kids than ever are at risk for adult-like diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure; and
Because kids who drink sugary drinks daily are 7x times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than their peers; and
Because moreso than any other single factor, regularly consuming sugary drinks greatly increases the risk that a child will develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and/or tooth decay as a child who does not.
Because improving the environments of places where kids grow, learn, eat, and play will help set them on a healthy path for the future.
My Organization Supports:
  • Supply better beverage choices at meetings and events, especially water, low-calorie, and calorie-free drinks. Work towards replacing the sugary sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks.
  • Educate our members/employees/visitors about how sugary drinks hurt health and how to provide better choices. We will distribute coalition materials, send newsletter articles, and post social media messages.
  • Work to reverse rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, and related disease.
  • Support making healthier drink choices the most affordable and accessible choices in the places our families live, learn, work and pray through changes in public policy and institutional practices.