Children's HealthObesity

Kids Drinking Fewer Sugary Drinks—But We Still Have a Ways to Go

These days, more and more kids are guzzling healthier milk and water over soda pop and juice, and we couldn't be more proud.

Preteen girl drinking from a soda can outside.
    • News Release About Study: New study confirms American children and teens are consuming significantly less sugary drinks. (2019). Elsevier.

    • Health Information on Sugary Drinks From Harvard Health: The Nutrition Source: Sugary Drinks. (2019). Harvard School of Public Health.

    • Study on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption: Koma, J. W. et al. Sugary Drink Consumption Among Children by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Status. (2019). American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

    • Tips to Reduce Sugary Drinks in Your Kid's Diet: How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Child's Diet: AAP Tips. (2019).

    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at