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Kids And The Sugary Beverage Facts

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Jul 14, 2012

Here are some quick facts about the amount of beverages and sugar that is consumed by Americans.

How Much Do We Actually Drink?

The average American consumes 50 gallons of soda and other sweetened beverages each year. *

Soda is the single biggest source of refined sugars in the American diet.*

According to dietary surveys, Soda provides the average American with seven teaspoons of sugar per day, out of a total of 20 teaspoons. *

Teenage boys get 44% of 34 teaspoons of sugar a day from Soda. *

Teenage girls get 40% of 24 teaspoons of sugar from Soda.*sugary drinks


Facts About Effects Of Sugary Drinks And Children

A child’s risk for obesity increases an average of 60 percent with every additional daily serving of soda.*

Marketing To Kids

Marketers spend close to $500 million dollars a year to reach children and adolescents with messages about sugar-sweetened drinks, more than they spend on any other category.*








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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Jul 14, 2012Last updated on Oct 16, 2013




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