Maryland Sugar Rush event to keep kids healthy

Posted at 4:37 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 07:57:05-04

Parents always look for ways to keep their kids healthy. 

Unitedhealth Care and Sugar Free Kids Maryland will host a free event Wednesday to inform parents and their kids about the importance of making health choices.   

"Maryland Sugar Rush" will feature a panel of health experts, community leaders and a documentary that investigates the negative impact of sugary drinks.  

The event is free. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Waverly United Methodist Church.  

According to Unitedhealth Care, 1 in 3 kids in Maryland is obese.  

Officials said tooth decay, type 2 diabetes and other health related problems in children can be caused by their diet.