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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is Trying to Raise Awareness About Sugar Sweetened Beverages.



The Foundation’s Community Nutrition and Northern Outreach Manager Amanda Nash says youth in Northern Manitoba have a high intake of sugary beverages. She explains they did a short study in Manitoba last May looking at northern Manitoba.  She says in nine communities across northern Manitoba they surveyed about 500 students in grade 5 to grade 8 and found that 70 percent of those students were consuming sugar sweetened beverages at least three times a day.


  Data shows that across Canada one third of children and youth consume at least one sugary sweetened beverage a day.  Nash says eating too much sugar is linked to a variety of health complications including heart disease, obesity and cancer.


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