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Thursday, August 29 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Serving Colorado’s Kids’ Better - Assessment of Colorado’s Children’s Meals in Restaurants and Policy Strategies

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Unhealthy beverages such as sugary drinks are a major contributor to childhood obesity, a growing epidemic. Many children’s meals for 12 and under at restaurants include a sugary beverage, and about 42% of children aged two to nine eat fast food daily. We evaluated the extent of unhealthy beverages as part of standard children’s meals in Colorado and will discuss opportunities to improve nutritional content of beverages included in restaurant children’s meals.

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Tessa Hale

Boulder County Public Health
Tessa is the Healthy Beverage & Food Advisor at Boulder County Public Health where she supports community members in tackling the systems leading to dietary-related chronic disease through innovate policy campaigns.  Her past experience includes community organizing and leading economic... Read More →
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Thuyvi Vo

Denver Public Health
Thuyvi Vo is the Healthy Eating Active Living, Public Health Program Assistant at Denver Public Health (DPH). During her year at DPH she has led data analysis efforts for the Healthy Beverage Partnership work and coordinated and supported DPH youth leaders who are working with the... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm MDT
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