Removing Soda From Cafeterias And School Vending Machines Only Prompted Students To Buy Sports Drinks – US STUDY
As the call for a ban on the sale of soda’s in public schools picks up momentum around the region many are pointing to already published reports out of the US indicating that State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a study has shown.
The study, which looked at thousands of public school students across 40 states, found that removing soda from cafeterias and school vending machines only prompted students to buy sports drinks, sweetened fruit drinks and other sugar-laden beverages instead.
In states that banned only soda, students bought and consumed sugary drinks just as frequently at school as their peers in states where there were no bans at all. BM