Ban sugar drinks all you want...

Friday, June 08, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Sorry to be a sceptic, but I'm here wondering if the banning of sugary drinks in schools and public facilities is the silvery bullet to obesity with our kids? Or maybe the easiest thing to blame is sugar for everything.

So I'm wondering why and how sugar never had any major impact on our grandparents back then?

The silver bullet to obesity is physical activity and not social media activities. Taking kids off sugary drink in schools and in public facilities means nothing as they will simply find other ways to get sweets.

Also, it's not sugar alone that causes folks to be obese. What about cholesterol, protein, etc? What, are we going to ban those too? Also, conditions like depression cause obesity.

The physical and nutritional education curricula in schools need to be updated. Also, parents need to educate their kids that living on the phone and eating late at night is not good for one's diet.

Teddylee Gray

Ocho Rios, St Ann




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