A recent NPR report indicates that a faction of scientists is pushing for a water icon to be added to the government’s MyPlate.
Here’s the link: Missing from MyPlate? Water
Here’s an excerpt:
“Consumption of sugary beverages is the leading contributor to added sugar in the American diet,” says Christina Hecht, senior policy adviser at the UC Nutrition Policy Institute and one of the water advocates. “If people could make that one change to drink water to quench their thirst instead of sugar beverages, that would solve a big piece of the problem.”
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