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Public health coalition recommends healthier drinks for kids' meal menus
Public health coalition recommends healthier drinks for kids' meal menus

A coalition of public health and community advocacy groups, including the Howard County-based Horizon Foundation, wants Maryland legislators to eliminate the state's sales tax on bottled water and to require restaurants to offer healthier drink options as part of their kids' meal menus. The group, Sugar Free Kids Maryland, made the announcement Monday, at the same time as it released poll results indicating both proposals had broad support from Maryland voters. The proposals are the latest effort by groups at the county and state level to limit sugary drink consumption, based on research that suggests sodas and other high-calorie beverages are big contributors to growing...

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