Why Childhood Obesity Matters

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  • Numbers Don’t Lie
  • What Causes Obesity Among Kids?
  • Sugary Drinks’ Role
  • The Stigma of Being Obese
  • See Your Doctor
  • The Answer Begins With Adults
  • What’s the White House Doing?
  • September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
  • What Is Childhood Obesity?
  • Why Is It a Serious Epidemic?

Sugary Drinks’ Role

Another factor in childhood obesity is young people’s infatuation with sugary drinks, which include soda, energy drinks and even fruit juices. When it comes to Black youth, energy drinks and fruit juice, which contain as much if not more sugar, are more popular than soda. 

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