More and more moms and dads are becoming concerned about sugary drinks — the empty calories, the long-term impact on kids’ tastes, the potential for obesity.

So we’re trying to do something about it in Howard County. The idea is simple: We want to make it easier for parents to serve the best stuff they can to their kids.

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Get the resources you need to spread the word about healthy choices in Howard County.

Our Better Choices Toolkit makes it easy to educate your members, employees, or visitors about the problems with sugary drinks and how providing better choices improves family life.

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Meet Canzilla East: raising awareness on the dangers of consuming too much sugar in drinks and increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes and other diseases, today at the NAACP Youth Council Health Fair.

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