Government, Parents, won’t regulate kids’ sugary drinks — Doctors will try taxes to cut consumption

❝ Pediatricians have long warned parents about the risks of consuming too many sugary drinks — including the link to Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Now, the nation’s leading group of kids’ doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics, together with the American Heart Association, has endorsed a range of strategies designed to curb children’s consumption — including taxes on sugary drinks, limits on marketing sugary drinks to kids and financial incentives to encourage healthier beverage choices…

❝ While consumption of sugary drinks has declined in the U.S., kids and teens still consume about 150 calories a day, on average, from them. That’s about 12 ounces per day. But the heart association recommends that children consume no more than 8 ounces per week.

The pediatricians – in all sincerity – hope the White House and Congress will also aid in the reduction of kids’ sugar consumption. The fake president and his pimps in Congress will probably respond with free classes in using a machine gun. And give taxpayer dollar$ to the NRA to teach the courses.

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