Rethink What You Drink

By Tonka Dobreva 10.19.2014 blog

In 2013, the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity published a study on the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in the U.S. Among other findings, the study concluded that:

  • Between 1999-2008, total sugar-sweetened beverage consumption (more than 500 calories per day) increased among children. 
  • Between 1999 and 2010, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth and adults in the United States declined. However, in 2009-2010, on average, American youth and adults consumed 155 and 151 kcal energy a day from sugar-sweetened beverages, which is equal to slightly more than one 12-fluid ounce can of cola.
  • In 2010, although water, milk and 100 percent juice were the beverages consumed most commonly, 24.3 percent of high school students drank a serving or regular soda, 16.1 percent drank a serving of a sports drink, and 16.9 percent drank a serving of another sugar-sweetened beverage one or more times per day in a given week.
  • The risk of obesity among children spikes by 60 percent with every additional serving of sugar-sweetened beverages consumed. 

It’s time to nix the sugar-loaded soda and opt for some healthier options!

Not sure how? Check out the useful guidelines below:









  1. Priscilla

    Wow really? I’ll stop drinking soda then from now on…!!!

  2. Priscilla

    Wow! I did not know that! No i will stop drinking soda from now on then…!

  3. Gabby

    I gotta say this isn’t much of a difference for me because I already drink soda once or twice a year.

  4. Marcia

    I would not live at all without soda because sodas are my favorite to drink rather drink other drinks.

  5. Tara C

    Wow. I like soda, but I love soda. Aspertame can create cancerous cells. Good bye soda!!!!

  6. tribaljungle68

    wow I think I should stop drinking soda 🙁

  7. basketball player

    Soda is just another one of fat causing drinks I only drink a soda on a special occasion I could defiantly live without Soda .

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  10. alyalyssa

    I would not be able to live without soda. It’s the only sugary drink I can drink!

    • AshleyMorgan


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