Childhood Obesity: Why our kids still struggle; 7 things parents can do to help

WRAL – Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

Working with a local school system, Dr. Sarah C Armstrong, an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke Health, had attempted to remove chocolate milk from the cafeteria. “It’s delicious and great for dessert,” Armstrong said. “But it’s not being used that way.” Instead, kids were drinking it daily, getting much needed calcium, but also filling their bodies with more sugar than they needed. A cup of chocolate milk has 24 grams of sugar. A cup of white milk has 13 grams. Armstrong tried to make the change, getting school lunch workers, doctors and even some kids on board. (more)

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