2 Your Health: Food Stamp Soft Drink Ban Could Lower Obesity Rat - WBAY

2 Your Health: Food Stamp Soft Drink Ban Could Lower Obesity Rate, Says Study

Updated:

A new study shows a ban on using food stamps to buy soda could cause a drop in obesity.

Stanford researchers found if the federal government didn't allow people to use food stamps to buy soda or other sugary drinks, it could prevent  130-thousand low-income kids in the United States from becoming obese.

The ban could also keep 200-thousand adults from developing type two diabetes.

A separate 2012 study found more than $2 billion worth of food stamps every year are used to buy sugary drinks.

Click here for more information.


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill requiring all high schoolers in that state to take CPR classes and learn how to use a defibrillator.

The signing was held at the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois annual meeting.

The law was proposed by a paramedic whose daughter died at school in 2008, even though a defibrillator was available.

Wisconsin and Michigan do not require high schoolers to learn CPR. Minnesota and Iowa do require it.

Click here for more information.


Powered by WorldNow

115 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI  54301

Telephone: 920.432.3331
Fax: 920.438.3355
Email: wbay@wbay.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Green Bay, Inc. A Media General Company.