Ban on sugary drinks in Boston schools leads to drop in consumption

08/9/2011 | Boston Herald

A study found that consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks inside and outside high schools in Boston declined from 1.71 servings a day on average in 2004 to 1.38 servings in 2006, driven by a ban on the sale of such drinks in the city's public schools in 2004. The decline resulted in students consuming 45 fewer calories a day, which could slash as much as 40% of extra calories that contribute to the increasing average weight among children, the study noted.

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