Sugary Drink Advertising to Youth: Continued Barrier to Public Health Progress
Sugary drink consumption by children and teens is a significant public health concern, with teens and young adults consuming more sugary drinks than other age groups. Consumption is also higher among low-income and Black non-Hispanic and MexicanAmerican youth, raising additional concerns about health disparities affecting low-income and communities of color. Utilizing the same methods as previous FACTS reports, researchers collected data on the nutrition quality of 48 sugary drink brands (those with $100,000 or more in 2018 advertising spending). This report summary explains the findings.