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“Maryland Healthy Vending Act” Fails to Gain Approval in Annapolis

Legislation Would Have Made Healthy Choices More Accessible in State Vending Machines
Annapolis, Md. – Although it received an incredible amount of support from state congressional co-sponsors, industry leaders and coalition members, the measure to make healthier food and drinks more widely available in vending machines on state property known as the Maryland Healthy Vending Act (HB 1498; SB 602) was voted down by the Maryland Senate Finance Committee. Read the full press release here
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News Release 3-28-2016 Download

Sugar Free Kids Maryland to Focus on Healthy Vending Options During 2016 State Legislative Session

Coalition Focuses on Healthy Vending Options
Maryland’s leading voice in the fight against childhood obesity and teenage diabetes, Sugar Free Kids, announced Tuesday that it will be proposing the “Maryland Healthy Vending Act” during the 2016 Maryland State Legislative Session. The legislation would make healthier food and drinks more widely available in vending machines on state property. Read the full press release here
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News Release 1-5-2016 Download

Poll Shows Strong Support for Bottled Water Tax Repeal and Healthier Kids' Meals

Sugar Free Kids Preparing for Legislative Session
Maryland's leading voice in the fight against childhood obesity and teenage diabetes today announced the results of a statewide poll showing strong voter support for a public health tax cut and a big makeover for restaurant kids' meals. Read the full press release here
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New Coalition Forms to Fight Childhood Obesity & Teen Diabetes

Health Advocates Announce 2014 Legislative Agenda
Together with fellow health advocates and Maryland General Assembly leaders, MedChi, the American Heart Association, the NAACP and the Horizon Foundation today announced the formation of Sugar Free Kids, a new state coalition to reverse the twin epidemics of childhood obesity and teen diabetes, and its legislative agenda for 2014. Read the full press release here
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Hey Coca-Cola, There's a Better Way. #BurpBetter
Coca-Cola ads might look like this if they marketed BetterBeverages as much as sugary ones.
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Sugar Free Kids Md. executive director Robi Rawl pushing for improved nutrition options
“We’re working to reverse childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes by focusing on the main contributor, which are all sugary drinks." – Robi Rawl

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