Teens Aren't So Sweet on Soda Anymore: The Drink of Choice Is... by Donna John
Great news! A government survey has found that for teens, soft drink consumption has dropped one-third in the past two years. The new drink of choice? Bottled water. The survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found in 2015:
- 20 percent of students reported drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage one or more times per day during the previous week, down from 27 percent in 2013 and 34 percent in 2007
- 26 percent of teens said they had not consumed any sugary soda at all in the previous seven days, up from 22 percent in 2013 and about 19 percent in 2007
- almost 74 percent of students drank one or more glasses of water per day during the previous week, and 64 percent said they drank two or more glasses of water
Looks like in the area of hydration, teens are making better choices! Read more about this study at HealthFinder.gov!