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By Dr. Shawn Morris N.D.
Natural Health Family Medicine Practitioner 

Healthy kids, healthy drinks

Here’s To Your Health


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 4:23pm

This month, I’m excited to write in support of a bill in the Washington State Legislature requiring restaurants to serve healthy drinks on children’s menus. House Bill 2383, the “Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids” initiative, considers water, unflavored milk, and unsweetened non-dairy milk as healthful options for kids, limiting access to sodas and juice.

Sugary drinks cause a whole host of health problems, including tooth decay, childhood obesity and diabetes. Children who regularly consume sodas and juices have a 26% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The house bill is based on recomm...

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