Joshua DuBois is the founder of Values Partnerships, best-selling author of The President's Devotional, columnist and media commentator, and former director of the White House faith-based initiative. Find more about him at joshuadubois.com.
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January 26, 2015
So what does a soda in a kid's meal have to do with faith? Thanks to the powerful advocacy of MomsRising, Wendy's announced last week that soda would no longer be an option in the meals that it markets to children. This is good because sweetened drinks (like soda) are the largest source of added sugar in a child's diet. A 12oz soda typically has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a fifth of teens drink the equivalent of an extra meal in sugar-sweetened beverages every day. But this move is also a powerful values statement from Wendy'...