Sugar in the Caribbean

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The Healthy Caribbean Coalition, a civil society alliance established to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions have produced a series of infographic on the sugar content of popular sugar sweetened beverages in the Caribbean, with regional, international and country specific data and information.

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The consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) is one of the major contributors to the obesity epidemic among adults and children. In the Caribbean on average data shows that 1 in 3 children is overweight or obese. The sugar content of one serving of most popular carbonated beverages and juices far exceeds the entire daily healthy maximum sugar intake for adults and children as recommended by the WHO.

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The infographics are available at the HCC website here.