Sugary Drinks InfographicA paper released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States (US) has provided an update on the current consumption of sugary drinks among children and teenagers in the US.
Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2011 and 2014. Data was collected through interviews and physical examinations. Sugary drinks consumption was recorded using a 24-hour dietary recall interview. Findings are reported for children and teenagers aged 2 to 19 years of age. The main findings of the study include:
- Almost two thirds of children and teenagers consumed at least one sugary drink per day.
- A slightly larger percentage of boys (64.5%) consumed at least one sugary drink a day compared to girls (61.3%).
- Daily calories consumed from sugary drinks increased with age among girls and boys.
- For girls and boys the percentage of total daily calories consumed from sugary drinks more than doubled between ages 2-5 and 12-19 years old.
For more information on the sugar content of drinks take a look at our sugary drinks infographic.