Fit Facts

Fit Facts were developed by the Boston Indicators Project in support of House Bill 2634, legislation that would remove the state sales tax exemption currently provided for soft drinks and promote physical activity in public schools.   Click on the rotating images to learn more.

The risks of being an overweight child:

Obesity in children Fit Fact


Sources of added sugar in our diet:

Added Sugars Fit Fact


Physical Activity: How do our kids compare?

Fit Facts 3

Does this make sense? What's exempt from the sales tax:

Does this make sense Fit Fact


What's in each serving of these sugar-sweetened beverages?

Servings Fit Fact


It's not 1966 anymore...

Fit Facts






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