‘Sugar Has Crept Into Our Diets’: NB3 Summit Unites Indian Country to Change That

“As one of the leading contributors to obesity, our Native children are not only being exposed to sugary drinks early in their life, but they are drinking them at such high rates that they are more susceptible to chronic diseases, like diabetes and tooth decay,” said Olivia Roanhorse, Diné, director of Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures, a national program of the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation.

Consumption of sugary sweetened beverages has increased by 500 percent in the last 50 years,

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