FL Students Start An Anti-Sugar Revolution

Filed under: In The News — @ February 26, 2006

Students at North Side Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida have started a trend that could permanently change their lives and the lives of all the students who come after them forever.

After hearing a recent talk about the importance of getting good nutrition and physical activity, the students at that school rejected the usual unhealthy high-sugar fundraisers because they believe it would be setting a bad example.

bq. Hallelujah, the message is FINALLY getting through! Too often the kids just mindlessly do and say whatever everyone else is doing and go with the flow. Candy bars, Girl Scout cookies, Christmas chocolate tins — we’ve seen all these fundraisers that promote decidedly UNHEALTHY choices in nutrition.

But they wanted to be different in the way they raised money for their field trip to Washington, D.C. Because of that decision, they were graced with the presence and financial donation of Mrs. Veronica Atkins, the wife of the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins.

bq. Jump for joy people! There’s a revolution happening in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the kids are leading the charge! While some people want soda companies to put warning labels on their products and the government puts out a kid’s version of the Food Pyramid to entice healthy living, what these children have put on full display is how the magic of a democratic society works.

Click here to read more about this story and to find out how YOU can get involved in rewarding these children for rejecting sugar. Let’s show them we support their efforts, too!


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