Teenagers in the UK are drinking a bathtub full of sugary drinks a year

New calculations from Cancer Research UK indicate that young people in the UK are consuming high amounts of sugary drinks, with teenagers drinking double the amount than that of children.

These findings, obtained from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, highlight that teenagers, aged 11 to 18, consume 234 cans of soft drinks on average per year, which amounts to nearly a full bathtub. Children, aged 4 to 10, are consuming just under half that amount, equating to 111 cans per year.

With 1 in 4 children on the island of Ireland being overweight or obese, it’s important that we massively reduce our sugary drink intake.

Posted: 25/11/2016 11:46:02 by Niamh Dowling
Filed under: Children, Sugar, Teenagers


 

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