Children and Adults Switching to Sugar-laden Beverages

Beverage intake patterns of adults and children have shifted dramatically over the past several decades according to a study of beverage consumption conducted at the University of North Carolina. Children aged 2-18 average 91 fewer calories from milk. What are the drinking instead? Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have almost doubled from 87 to 154 calories a day for kids and more than doubling for adults from 64 to 142 calories per day. Adults are also drinking more than three times as many calories per day from alcoholic beverages.

PositiveTip: Water still remains the most wholesome and economical beverage–and it contains zero calories!