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Sugar in Schools

Aimee Roseboorough



I'm a mother of a 4 year old girl with another girl on the way (due in early March). I have a doctorate in Physical Therapy and have studied nutrition extensively. I am passionate about making changes in schools regarding nutrition to help combat childhood obesity. Working in hospitals, I have seen firsthand the detrimental effect of obesity on quality of life and our children deserve a better future. I am a founding member of Good Hydration, a group of concerned moms who are attempting to remove high sugar beverages (including juice and flavored milk) from our schools.

Since the health consequences of obesity are so far reaching, should we be pushing for legislature or policies to decrease the amount of sugar given to children during school time? This presentation will review the astonishing amount of sugar fed to children in schools. From snacks and "celebrations" to juice and flavored milk during lunch, our children receive a surprising amount of sugar during school time. The impact on children's health and their future is undeniable. As childhood obesity levels are on the rise, we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children while they are away from home. We can teach our children to make healthy choices, but often there are no healthy choices to be found at school.



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Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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