Rudd Summary: Children’s Drink FACTS 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association warn that sugary drink consumption threatens children’s health and policy strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption are “urgently needed.” Sugary drinks contribute almost one-half of added sugars consumed by children, and fruit drinks (fruit-flavored drinks with added sugars) are the most common type of sugary drink for young children. Utilizing the same methods as previous FACTS reports, researchers collected data on the nutrition content and on-package marketing of children’s drinks by category, company, and brand.