The Only Sugar-Free School In America Leading The Charge Ten Years Later

Filed under: In The News — @ December 19, 2008

Kids can learn and thrive in a sugar-free school environment

Whenever most people hear about the subject of childhood obesity, they tend to get pessimistic about it because they feel the next generation is too far gone to do anything about it. It reminds me of what has happened in high schools over the past couple of decades where they now openly pass out condoms because “they’re gonna have sex anyway” so why not let it be safe? This is exactly the WRONG kind of thinking as it relates to not just teen sex, but our overweight children, too.

If we simply give up on trying to help educate kids about making healthier choices in their diet, then what do you think they’ll eat all day? Hamburgers, pizza, candy bars, sugary soda, M&M’s, potato chips, and anything else they can get their grubby hands on. Why? Because they think that’s real food and how they are supposed to eat based on what they’ve been allowed to do for so long.

But what would happen if adults actually took back control of the schools where the parents, administrators, principals, teachers, and educational staff decided to lay down the law and set rules that the kids would have to abide by in terms of their diet? For example, what if one of the mandates was to ban all sugary, processed, junk food from being served on campus? Well, we don’t have to wonder about that because it’s being happening at an elementary school in Lithonia, Georgia since 1998.

Click here to hear how simply removing the sugar from this elementary school one decade ago has produced long-term dividends that will continue for many generations to come.


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