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facts about sugar
There are 16-18 teaspoons of sugar in a 20 oz. soda.
Drinking sports and Energy drinks can lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Drinking one soda a day can equal an extra 25 pounds of weight per year.
Sugar-loaded beverages are the single major source of added sugar consumed by the average American.
Nearly 50% of the average American’s increased calorie consumption is from sugar-loaded beverages.
Our mission is to optimize health and achieve health equity for all people and communities of Cook County through our leadership and collaborations, focusing on health promotion and prevention, while advocating for and assuring the natural environmental and social conditions necessary to advance physical, mental and social well-being.