Fewer schools selling sweetened drinks

Reuters reports that a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine finds that fewer schools now make available sweetened drinks for purchase by students that was true in 2007.

The study was based on an analysis of surveys of public elementary schools conducted from 2007 to 2011. The surveys showed that in 2008, 47 percent of schools sold sweetened drinks while that number had fallen to 33 percent by 2011.

HealthDay reports, “Just one-third of students in US elementary schools had access to sugary drinks and high-fat milk in 2010-2011, compared to 47 percent in 2007-2008, the report indicated. And less than 12 percent could obtain sugar-sweetened drinks at school last year.”

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