Childhood obesity is a huge problem in Maryland. Now health advocates are teaming up with state lawmakers to push for change. The new coalition was announced in Annapolis Wednesday.
Approximately 75 percent of U.S. kids and young adults consume at least some caffeine on a daily basis.
A new report out Monday shows three out of four children drink caffeine every day. They’re getting it from soda and powerful energy drinks, and for some young people, it’s causing deadly results.
In Baltimore City, people under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to buy items from stores where more than 20 percent of sales come from alcohol.
It’s a challenge many adults would lose– no soda for the next 30 days. But it’s a test that nearly 200 students at one Baltimore City school plan to pass.
Howard County leaders want children and adults to pledge to skip soda for 30 days.
Pepsi is packing up production after deciding to stop making soda in Baltimore City, and they’re blaming the new city beverage tax.