After Years Of Progress In Cutting Back, Americans’ Soda Drinking Habits Plateau
Children are getting the same amount of calories from sugary beverages today that they were in 2009.
Trend Of Americans Giving Up Sugary Drinks Seems To Have Gone Flat
The promising trend of Americans giving up sugary drinks seems to have stalled, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of calories per day that children and adults have been getting from soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages has been dropping for steadily for nearly 20 years, but new data show that since 2009 that number has plateaued. (Sheridan, 1/26)
The Washington Post:
Americans Were Making A Lot Of Progress Cutting Back On Sugary Drinks. Now That’s Stopped.
For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at well above the recommended limit, according to statistics released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency found that adults and children are both consuming roughly the same number of calories from soda, sports drinks and other sugary beverages now as they did in 2009-2010, the last time the CDC published comparable data. (Dewey, 1/26)