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Curb the soda

Published May 8, 2012 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

As an athlete and senior at Bingham High School, I try to drink as much water as possible and little soda. Most vending machines at high schools are full of various flavors of soda; hardly any or no water is available. If there isn't any water available for high school students, how are we supposed to drink the recommended amount each day?

I bring my own water bottle from home to keep hydrated and refreshed. As I walk through the halls, I notice that about three-quarters of students are drinking soda, which is a big factor in weight gain.

America is ranked third for being the fattest country, with 66.7 percent of the population being overweight. To decrease that percentage, we must change the way we treat our bodies, starting with reducing soda consumption.

Kassie Croall

South Jordan