Can We Make America Healthy Again?

Yes, but it will take political will. Let’s support our legislators to get it done.

  • Stop drinking your calories. Your body craves pure water, so choose it and unsweetened seltzer over soda, energy drinks, and sweetened teas. Avoid artificial sweeteners, as they may trigger cravings and have many other potential health risks.[5]
  • Learn to cook a few more things. With an abundance of free recipe resources on the internet, it is easy to try something new. The more you cook for yourself, the healthier you and your family will be.
  • Support local food systems to enhance access to unprocessed, nutritious foods.
  • Apply a significant tax to sugar sweetened beverages to fund health education initiatives for the public.
  • Stop allowing government food subsidies like SNAP (formerly food stamps) to be used for purchasing soda.
  • Ensure school children are taught about nutrition and how to cook.
  • Limit the amount of junk food advertising to children.
  • Get sugar out of schools.

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