Alliance for a Healthier Generation Statement on Proposed Ban on Large Sugary Drinks in New York City
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation believes sugar-sweetened beverages should be limited from children's diets at school, in out-of-school time programs, restaurants, movie theaters or anywhere else they spend time within their community.
In fact, we created a science-based set of age-appropriate guidelines for schools to adopt and implement for students; and those guidelines have been agreed upon by all of the leading beverage manufacturers.
Because of this landmark agreement between the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the leading beverage manufacturers, from 2004-2010 there has been an 88 percent reduction of calories shipped to schools in the United States. Due to our work, schools have been the leader in eliminating or limiting soda in schools with children's health in mind.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
About the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats – childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference to a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices and communities.