Soda bans in schools have little impact on students' intake

11/7/2011 | Bloomberg

Eighty-five percent of eighth-graders in 2006 and 2007 reported drinking sugary drinks once weekly, while 26% to 33% said they had daily consumption of sugary drinks despite state policies that banned such beverages from schools, a study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine revealed. Experts said that soda access among students in schools that banned sugary drinks did not differ from those that did not impose a soda ban.

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